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Objects of Desire - Signature Edition

Objects of Desire - Signature Edition

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Signed by Maria Hummer Tuttle
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna
Foreword by Edmund de Waal

A personal celebration of the hunt for, and the joy of living with, favorite collections and things

What is it in our homes that we truly value and why? What would you take when you leave in fear of fire?

Our home is an expression of ourselves in many ways, largely through the objects we accumulate. For Maria Hummer-Tuttle, the objects she has collected over the years, from the priceless to the flea-market finds, are precious not only for their beauty, uniqueness, and craftsmanship but also for their connection to the past and the future, for their resonance with one another.

In this exquisitely illustrated book, she serves as our guide through three dwellings, focusing our attention on objects ranging from an ancient Chinese horse sculpture to a Louis XV clock painted with characters from an Aesop fable, from a small snail sculpture found in a venerable hardware store to a monumental safety-pin sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and from 18th-century to 20th-century furniture.

With a foreword by master ceramicist and acclaimed author Edmund de Waal and featuring two lavish gatefolds, Objects of Desire is a feast for the eyes and an object to be cherished in its own right.

208 pages
With two gatefolds
10 x 13 in. (254 x 330mm.), portrait
200 color illustrations 
ISBN 978-0-86565-416-7

COMING SOON: November 2022

Publication date: November 2022. Payment will be taken in full upon Pre-ordering. You may cancel your Pre-order and get a full refund within 14 days of placing the order. Pre-order items will be shipped, pre-publication, as soon as stock is available. Please expect an email with tracking information.

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