20ltd

Signed copy 'Einstein's Watch: An unofficial record of a year’s most ownable things'


Newspapers and magazines are never short of glossy images urging us what to aspire to. But what things really do represent the world's most desirable possessions? Are they necessarily expensive or can they cost nothing at all? Are they always the subject of global fame or are they frequently obscured from the public’s gaze and imagination? In this charming departure from the usual yawnful, consumerist commentary, Jolyon Fenwick and Marcus Husselby conduct a judicious review of the year’s available treasures. Their (almost) serious-minded selection takes the reader on a sublimely itinerant journey: from icons of high and popular culture to turning-points in history; from the apex of Hollywood glamour to the most closely-guarded of government secrets; from 104km above the earth to 100ft below the London streets; from the loftiest prices of the world’s great salerooms to the gloriously free-of-charge. Einstein’s Watch not only represents an ingenious, intriguing and witty diversion from the norm but a fascinating document to the culture of our time.

Items featured include: King Kong's Head, a collection of the Braille edition of Playboy, secret MI6 tunnels, Gandhi's glasses, Steve McQueen's motorbike licence, the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Michaelangelo’s first ever painting and the last picture of Marilyn Monroe.

Details
  • No. of editions:
  • Delivery time: Immediate
  • Price: £9.99
Share
  • Arrange a viewing

    Please call 20ltd on: +44 (0) 208 968 4481 Between 9am to 7pm GMT or alternatively register your interest below and we will contact you as soon as possible.



    Thank you Sorry, all fields are required
  • Email to a friend

    To forward this to a friend, simply complete the form below.



    Thank you Sorry, all fields are required Sorry, a valid email address is required
Purchase
Buy