Essays on Antiques and Country Life
By John Fiske
What do a moose, a joint stool, and the Department
of Homeland Security have in common? Each is an occasion for John Fiske
to reflect on the pleasures of country life and living with antiques.
Yours Sincerely chronicles the changing face
of the Vermont countryside over the course of a year. Deftly weaving
his observations about the wit and wisdom of his fellow Vermonters with
his passion for antiques, Fiske reminds ous of how much we overlook
when we allow our imaginations to be filled only with the noisy products
of our contemporary culture.
For most of his life, John Fiske has lived in the countryside,
and for all of those years, he has lived with antiques. He is Editor-in-Chief
of the New England Antiques Journal and Professor Emeritus
of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and
his wife are partners in Fiske & Freeman: Fine and Early Antiques,
specializing in 17th-century English furniture.
Yours Sincerely is illustrated with watercolors
by Vermont artist Robert Sydorowych.
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