We are very pleased to be the bookselling partner for our old chum Viktor Wynd’s series of Zoom lectures at his Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History. The books will be delivered with signed bookplates, so please be patient – we will process the orders as soon as they come in, but getting them signed and posted out (while abiding by Covid safety regulations) will mean delivery is not immediate! It might take up to 6 weeks for delivery.
To accompany Wynd’s lecture, we’re offering signed copies of his book The Unnatural History Museum.
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 humour 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.
Please remember: delivery is not immediate! It might take up to 6 weeks for delivery.