The second book was a disappointment, for me anyway. It's by Lynne Perrella (love her other books) and it's titled "Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions: An Intimate Exploration of the Mixed-Media Work and Collections of 35 Artists
I was expecting and hoping for a book that let you into the studios of artists. I want to see the space they work in, their messes, their stashes, how they organize them, etc... but that isn't what is in the book. Sure, you get really gorgeous photos of particular things they like to collect but it's very "staged" photography. It makes for a beautiful book but it's not what I was hoping for. I have to say though, after reading through it, I felt more "normal"! LOL! It's great to be able to connect with other treasure hunters and feel the excitement of the find! It is a book of eye candy that makes any hunter's heart go pitter-patter and gasp out loud. Anyway, I guess it would depend on what you are desiring in the book. I was terribly disappointed that there were no pictures of Michael De Meng's studio. His studio is one I'd love to see. How the heck does he organize and categorize all the assemblage stuff? How much space does he have? Guess I won't know now.... :(
Anyway, I recommend actually seeing this book before you purchase it to make sure it's what YOU want in the book. Books are such a personal thing, aren't they?