“Pierre Le-Tan’s delightful book provides charming impressions of different collections. His very definition of collecting as ‘essential and completely useless’ captures the insouciant spirit in which this volume is written as well as wonderfully illustrated. The book is a collection in itself—of objects amassed by a variety of fascinating people, of intriguing memories, and of the author’s rambles through Paris.”

Victoria Newhouse, author of Art and the Power of Placement and Parks of the 21st Century