In our increasingly disposable world, it has become harder and harder to find items of lasting value. Our entertainment is ephemeral: downloaded in minutes, paid for virtually, consumed on devices the size of our thumbs. We have greater access to music, art and culture than any other generation in the history of the human race, but we find it more and more difficult to hold on to anything with intrinsic worth.
In The Meaning of Collecting, author Michael Mann explores the lost art of collecting. Told in a way that is both intensely personal and inescapably universal, Mann explains the how and why of collecting. Whatever genre piques your interest, Mann’s practical guidance and passionate but accessible prose will help you find meaning in your collection. You will discover that beyond acquisition and ownership, collecting is one of the most profound ways to express yourself and embrace tangible meaning in your life.