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The Unnatural History Museum

Viktor Wynd Oskar Proctor Theatre of Dolls

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Prestel Verlag
01 April 2020
Individual artists, art monographs; Literature: history & criticism; Museums & museology; Dark Fantasy / Grimdark; Magic; Mythological Creatures, People & Places; Fantasy; Monsters Fantasy
Viktor Wynd, master of the contemporary Wunderkabinett, is back with a collection of artifacts and curiosities that are more bizarre and wonderful than ever. For over a decade, from a tiny storefront in east London, the artist Viktor Wynd has been reinventing the cabinet of curiosities for the twenty-first century. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History is now one of the city's most tantalising tourist destinations. Wynd first introduced his worldview in the book Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Wonders, which John Waters called an insanely delightful how-to guide... told with lunatic humor and absolute joy. In this new volume, he takes readers on a tour inside his mildly-twisted mind, delving deeper into his philosophy of collecting, and describing personal connections to the objects he treasures. Written in his trademark charismatic style, which blends whimsical stories with odd facts and obscure references, this book is filled with lavish and theatrical photographs and drawings. Loosely organised into thematic chapters, it ponders the beauty of skulls and masks; explores beasts, freaks, monsters, fairies, and mermaids; covers magical plants, hallucinogens, erotica, and dandies; and dips into the world of the occult. This might not be a book for everyone. However, it is a book everyone interested in cabinets of curiosities should have on their shelf. AUTHOR: Viktor Wynd is the proprietor of The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History in Hackney, east London and is chancellor of pataphysical organisation The Last Tuesday Society. He is the author of Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Wonders (Prestel). 160 colour illustrations
By:   Viktor Wynd
By (photographer):   Oskar Proctor
Illustrated by:   Theatre of Dolls
Imprint:   Prestel Verlag
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 240mm, 
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9783791385198
ISBN 10:   3791385194
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

VIKTOR WYND is the proprietor of The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History in Hackney, east London and is chancellor of 'pataphysical organisation' The Last Tuesday Society. He is the author of Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Wonders (Prestel). OSKAR PROCTOR is a photographer specialising in interiors and still lifes. THEATRE OF DOLLS is the creative partnership of visual artists Frida Alvinzi and Raisa Veikkola.

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