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Owls Head: On the Nature of Lost Things

Rosamond Purcell

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ISBN 10: 1593720335 / ISBN 13: 9781593720339
Published by Quantuck Lane, 2007
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Owls Head: On the Nature of Lost Things

Publisher: Quantuck Lane

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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A derelict antiques and scrap metal business in Owls Head, Maine, is the setting of this multi-layered word-portrait of its owner, William Buckminster, proprietor of an extraordinary collection of discarded and decaying items, no-longer-functioning remnants of previous lives. Buckminster's world, which includes both his vaunted talents in the local pool halls and his sure knowledge of the seemingly endless number of fascinating objects from his vast supply, are inspiration for Purcell's carefully crafted meditation on collecting and entropy, and the signals both send to those of us willing to pay attention. 34 duotone footnote photographs.

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Rosamond Purcell is known for her collaborations with Stephen Jay Gould, often in conjunction with natural history museums, including Illuminations, Finders Keepers and Special Cases. Her work has been exhibited at major museums nationwide, and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The National Academy of Science, and The Victoria and Albert in London, among many others. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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