A Possession Obsession

A Possession Obsession : What We Cherish and Why

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Curious about the depth of meaning people attach to their most cherished personal possessions, jewelry designer and portrait photographer Monica Rich Kosann set out to chronicle, in words and images, the stories of such deeply esteemed belongings. She sat down with more than 65 intriguing personalities, celebrities, and thought leaders who revealed to her not only the items they most value, but also the reasons why they feel this way. The result is Possession Obsession, a stunning photographic collection that features interviews with such varied figures as Usher, Judge Judy, and Isaac Mizrahi, among many others. The wonderful portraits and fascinating stories that emerged shed a gently revealing light on what lies behind the public facades of many of her subjects, but more importantly, on the universal human urge to hold material things dear not for their outward value but for their emotional significance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 229 x 293 x 23mm | 1,416g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 200 colour
  • 1943876320
  • 9781943876327
  • 1,207,638

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What s amazing about the possession obsessions captured here, besides being owned by the many different celebrities, ranging from famous designers to writers, is the backstory that answers the Why? that made their chosen object so dear. Kosann then goes the extra mile to better capture each heirloom surrounded by some of her subject s other possessions, giving the reader a more intimate gaze into that person s much-faceted personality--Yvette de las Nueces "Cause and Yvette, December 15th, 2016 ""
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About Monica Rich Kosann

Monica Rich Kosann is a fine art photographer and founder of an eponymous company that produces jewelry, image cases, frames, and evening bags. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Town&Country, W Jewelry, Departures, Newsweek, InStyle, People, Elle, and LA Confidential. She has appeared on CNBC, Matha Stewart, E! News, and Entertainment Tonight. Celebrities ranging from Paris and Nicky Hilton, to Madonna, to Katie Holmes are all proud owners of Monica Rich Kosann accessories.Her jewelry collection is sold in over 100 fine jewelry stores throughout the United States and internationally. Monica also has her own in-store, Monica Rich Kosann boutique at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Monica is a member of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and is the author of The Fine Art of Family and Living With What You Love. She resides in New York, New York.Linda Fargo is regarded as -the eyes of Bergdorf Goodman---responsible for spotting trends and shaping the visual identity of the storied and opulent New York department store. Renowned for her discerning taste for fashion trends and creative directorship of the Bergdorf shop windows, Fargo has held her role at Bergdorf since 2006. She was featured in the documentary, -Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs, - and is the author of Dreams: Through the Glass. She resides in New York, New York.
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