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Owls Head: On the Nature of Lost Things

Owls Head: On the Nature of Lost Things

Rosamond Purcell

ISBN: 978-1-593-72033-9

120 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Photographer Rosamond Purcell\'s new book, Owls Head, is about her 20-year friendship with William Buckminster, an eccentric collector whose dilapidated antiques shop and 11-acre junkyard in Maine became something of a tourist attraction. Buckminster sold many of his items to Purcell, who took them home and photographed them in large-format Polaroid\'s. Purcell, who\'s been called the "doyenne of decay," has also collaborated three times on books with the late paleontologist and science historian Stephen Jay Gould.