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The Strange Life of Objects

The Strange Life of Objects


The auctioneer at the Hotel des Ventes in Paris "tells us what happens to objects of art after their creation: about the foibles of collectors, the variations of fashion, the decisions of dealers, the fluctuations of value. It includes penetrating, amusing and highly original study of collecting- the hoarding, treasuring and amassing instincts…" 274 pages, illustrated occasionally. Very good condition, but with some light edgewear, scuffing and scratching to dust jacket.
Rheims, Maurice
Atheneum, 1961
hardcover, very good condition, good dust jacket


Art Collecting Small gifts Social History

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