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The act of wishing for protection, for fortune, for something new and grand is an act of possibility. Wishes and their talismans have long been a part of cultures around the world, and no talisman holds quite so much universal appeal as the penny. The Penny charts the trajectory of a single penny through a hopeful half-century from Rome s Trevi Fountain to the Metropolitan Museum of Art s Temple of Dendur, from Midwestern shopping malls to California diners. Along the way, images explore the custom of wishing and the penny s iconic status in popular culture. Assouline in conjunction with Cole Haan, celebrates the sense of wonder that accompanies a shiny new penny and offers this book to anyone, young or old, who has ever closed her hand around a penny and, in the moment before letting go, has made a wish.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782759403042
ISBN-10: 2759403041
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Assouline
Publisher: Assouline
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: France


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