A Passion for AntiquesBook - 2004
"No matter how many doorways I step through," writes Barbara Milo Ohrbach, "I am always intrigued by what people collect and how they live with their antiques." Readers have turned to Ms. Ohrbach's bestsellingAntiques at Homeagain and again, using it as a treasured source and an invaluable primer on collecting. In this new book,A Passion for Antiques, she has responded to the countless requests from her fans to create an all-new guide that takes a look at the endlessly alluring and ever-growing, ever-changing world of antiques. As a passionate collector herself, Ms. Ohrbach has traveled the world, and her journey has taken her from the finest London antiques dealers to New York City flea markets and elegant Italian homes. Now all of her insider advice and wonderful discoveries reflecting her impeccable taste are collected in this one volume. In it, she shares her secrets for finding, living with, and caring for treasured old objects. Featuring the exquisite homes of some of the world's most distinguished and dedicated antiques collectors,A Passion for Antiqueswill inspire all those looking for creative ways to decorate with their most prized possessions. With her usual clarity, Ms. Ohrbach also includes practical tips for properly cleaning and storing precious objects and lists of professional sources for restoring them. Whether you collect vintage clothing or rare silver, you will find invaluable information here. Ms. Ohrbach's enthusiasm for travel rivals her passion for antiques. For those who, like her, have taken their quest around the world, she has created a stylish guide to her favorite international cities, with information about fashionable antiques shops and shows, the hottest markets, and noteworthy museums, as well as insider tips on where to stay and dine. Filled with information as priceless as the objects to which it pays tribute and illustrated with more than 250 extraordinary, lush photographs,A Passion for Antiqueswill delight newcomers to antiques as well as any knowledgeable collector.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 191 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm