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The Museum of Broken Relationships: Modern Love in 203 Everyday Objects
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Olinka Vistica Drazen Grubisic
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The Museum of Broken Relationships: Modern Love in 203 Everyday Objects

Olinka Vistica Drazen Grubisic


9781474605496

Orion


Art & design styles: from c 1960;
Non-graphic art forms;
Exhibition catalogues & specific collections;
Fiction & Literature;
Dating, relationships, living together & marriage;
Separation & divorce


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224 pages

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What to do with the fragments of a love affair?

A postcard from a childhood sweetheart. A wedding dress in a jar. Barbed wire. Silicone breast implants. Red stilettos, never worn. These objects and many others make up the inspiring, whimsical, sometimes bizarre, and always unforgettable population of the real-life Museum of Broken Relationships.

A decade ago, two lovers were struggling through their own painful breakup, desperate to heal their heartbreak without destroying the memory of the love they had shared. Then, an idea struck: they would create a communal space, a kind of refuge for - and cathartic celebration of - the everyday objects that had outlasted love. These items, along with the anonymous, intimate stories each piece represented, quickly captured hearts and imaginations across the globe. As word spread, the tiny museum became a worldwide sensation.

Collected here are 203 of the best, funniest, most heartwarming and thought-provoking pieces that offer an irresistible experience of human connection. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a poignant celebration of modern love - and a must-read for anyone who has ever loved and lost.

By:   Olinka Vistica, Drazen Grubisic
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 195mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   794g
ISBN:   9781474605496
ISBN 10:   1474605494
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic are the co-founders of The Museum of Broken Relationships, which they formed when they split up. Olinka is an arts producer, born in Split, Croatia, and Drazen is a versatile visual artist from Zagreb, Croatia.


Each photograph in this poignant collection is labelled with a note about the relationship it represents - from the flippant, to the sweetly melancholy to the downright savage - and hint at how that relationships came undone. Compelling and addictive. -- Eithne Farry * THE SIMPLE THINGS *

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