Einstein's Watch: Being an Unofficial Record of a Year's Most Ownable Things (Hardcover)

Einstein's Watch: Being an Unofficial Record of a Year's Most Ownable Things By Jolyon Fenwick, Marcus Husselby Cover Image
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What is the value of Gandhi's glasses or a collection of Braille editions of Playboy? And how much is an artwork consisting of ten million $100 banknotes worth? In this gloriously eclectic overview of 2009's most ownable objects, Jolyon Fenwick and Marcus Husselby present a treasure trove of over 100 desirable things bought or offered for sale this year. Ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, the cache of curios includes; a hard disk of MPs' expenses over the last five years, Einstein's watch, uncle Monty's cottage from Withnail and I, the last ever cheque issued by Woolworths (it bounced), a holy water sprinkler (made by Parker pens), official posters from the Obama campaign, Captain Cook's boomerang, Super Lemon Haze marijuana, Black Canary Barbie (described as 'filth' by Christian Voice), the key to the binoculars storeroom on board the Titanic.

About the Author

Jolyon Fenwick and Marcus Husselby are the founders of 20ltd.com, a curator and e-tailer of contemporary design.

Praise For…

"A simple idea brilliantly executed... A fantastically eclectic selection... Everything about this book is perfectly judged... If it's not careful this could turn into a Christmas perennial, the new Schott's Miscellany"- Mail on Sunday

"Perfect for a boy's stocking "- Evening Standard

"A perfect little stocking-filler" - The Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781846683442
ISBN-10: 1846683440
Publisher: Ips - Profile Books
Publication Date: November 16th, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English