The Innocence of Objects
The culmination of decades of omni vorous collectlng, Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in Istanbul used his novel of lost love, The Museum of Innocence, as a departure point to explore the city of his youth. In The Innocence of Objects, Pamuk's catalogue of his remarkable museum, he writes abaut thing that mather deeply to him: the proper role of the museum, the psychology of the collector, the photography of old Istanbul, and , of cousrse, the customs and traditions of his beloved city. The book's imagery is equally evocative, ranging from the ephemera of daily life to gemlike photo essays. Combining compelling art and writing, The Innocence of Objects is an original work of art and literature.