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Words, Books, and the Spaces They Inhabit

Mari Shaw
The Noble Art of Collecting, Book One
With examples of unexpected collectors and serendipitous outcomes, Mari Shaw investigates the obscure desires that shape art collecting and the public goodwill that results from it.

What was lost when the scrolls in the ancient library of Alexandria were destroyed? How did Catherine the Great’s collecting change the way we think? How do Jeff Bezos and expand our appreciation of books as objects? Though the ways we communicate live and vary, history has been created, recorded, and preserved in writing. Words and the spaces that contain them are crucial to an empathetic understanding of our world.

„Words, Books, and the Spaces They Inhabit“ is the first of Mari Shaw’s series „The Noble Art of Collecting“.

Language: English