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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder by Lawrence Weschler
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Feb 04, 2012

really liked it
Read from February 11 to 12, 2012

A quirky little book about one of my favorite quirky places in the world: The Museum of Jurassic Technology. If you've never been to or heard of the place, this book is a great primer for the wonderful and bizarre experiences within. The book is really just two long essays, one about the eponymous Mr. Wilson who is as odd as the items he has on display in the museum he created, and the other a brief history of Cabinets of Curisoities (AKA Wunderkammer) that are the precursor to modern museums (and also the MJT). Weschler comes to both with a sense of intrigue and humor; and while he leaves as many questions unanswered as answered, it's a fun journey to go on with him.
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