“The Pursuit of Imperfection” in The Atlantic

Steven Heller, esteemed author or editor of over 140 books on design and pop culture, interviewed me last week for an article in The Atlantic. The Pursuit of Imperfection: Why Some People Collect Broken Antiques sheds light on why I collect, write about, and am obsessed with, antiques with inventive repairs.


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4 Responses to ““The Pursuit of Imperfection” in The Atlantic”

  1. Cathy Marshall says:

    Congratulations Andy! What a wonderful article that perfectly illustrates your gift of observation and passion for collecting these unique expressions of love and ingenuity. You should be very proud….

  2. Steve Johnson says:

    Awesome, but troubling. Now cretins everywhere will be out looking to either find or fake make-do’s in order to turn a quick buck.

  3. Jackie Lantry says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you know a out the repair techniques or if you know where I can find information about exactly how these items are repaired? In talking about some of my collection I wondered if items were re-slipped and re-fired, if water drills were even available back then etc.

    Thanks for any information you can provide.

    Best regards,

  4. imogen88 says:

    Great article and nice to see the clear images so people will understand it. It is all just so fascinating, maybe your own TV show next???

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