Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 208
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Behind every great man are his objects and daily possessions, defined as much by the minutiae of domesticity as by the great works of the man himself. "Dr. Johnson's Doorknob: And Other Significant Parts of Great Men's Houses ", inspired by Liz Workman's National Heritage Revisited series published in England in 2002, is a situationist's catalog of overlooked and highly amusing personal objects from the most famous households in history. From the mantelpieces in the home of Franklin D.Roosevelt to the crockery in Washington Irving's Sunnyside home and the banisters in the William Morris Gallery, Workman peeked over the velvet ropes and turned an ironic eye on some of the most important historic homes in England and America. Each of the nine chapters in this charming, slipcased package is an anthology in itself, a collection of photographs that celebrate the unsung features of "great" men's homes: there are door handles and banisters from the hallways of Charles Dickens and Jules...