Description - Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Wonders by Viktor Wynd
The Viktor Wynd Museum in East London is arranged with the sensibility of a 17th-century Wunderkabinett. It displays and sells an eccentric and seemingly random collection of objects everything from shrunken heads to narwhal tusks united only by the sense of wonder they inspire in their curator. Now, Wynd takes readers on a tour of homes, private collections and museums that share his fondness for things arcane, desiccated, antique, or just plain odd. The book visits rarefied locations lovingly curated by bohemians and artists: from a rambling Devon farmhouse and its historic taxidermy to an Italianate villa in East London to the House of Dreams Museum. It also includes advice on how to start a collection of your own, covering details on auction houses, private dealers, flea markets and fairs, and shows that having distinctive taste does not necessarily require a massive budget. AUTHOR: Viktor Wynd, the Chancellor of the Last Tuesday Society, is a multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of installation, relational aesthetics and 'pataphysics. The creator of elaborate tableaux that can involve thousands of participants, he is known for his masquerade balls during which anything can happen. He lives in London and Norfolk. Oskar Procto is a London-based photographer specializing in interiors and still lifes. Theatre of Dolls is the creative partnership of visual artists Frida Alvinzi and Raisa Veikkola. In addition to their work as illustrators, they also create and perform sculptural art installations using puppetry and visual storytelling. 160 colour illustrations
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