Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum invites you to celebrate the launch of author Spencer W. Stuart's new publication Contemporary Issues. Join us for a lecture followed by a Q&A and wine reception.
Contemporary Issues provides collectors and those in the Trade with detailed examinations of the economics of the structural transformations currently taking place in the world-wide market for rare books, manuscripts, prints and photographs. It examines the specific cultural transformations within the collecting ecosystem and discusses the broader social impacts of collecting in society as a whole.
Especially for Collectors, Contemporary Issues examines many topics not historically discussed or directly addressed. Historically collecting was a cultural practice reserved for a select few with considerable financial resources. The emerging Networked collecting ecosystem challenges this portrait as well as redefines the fundamental motivations that compel one to collect.
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
93 Pike St #307
Book Launch: Contemporary Issues in Rare Book and Manuscript Collecting by Spencer W. Stuart