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Important Artifacts & Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan & Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, & Jewelry by Leanne Shapton

Posted in New Releases, Reviews by thisaintblog on February 21, 2009

ImportantartifactsTaking its place alongside a whole host of fascinating books on chance encounters with found objects published in the last couple of years (c.f. Taking Things Seriously from Princeton Architecture & Karsten Bott’s document of his collection of everyday objects One of Each), Important Artifacts… presents the story of a relationship, told (like George Perec’s Things, a Novel of the Sixties) through objects, presented as part of a fictional auction catalog. Leanne Shapton brings an artist’s eye (also in stock is her beautiful book of pen and ink drawings, Toronto) to the subject, and reveals that outside the commercialization and packaging of taste objects continue to tell their stories and come to life. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $22.50

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