"The Real, Fabulous Knick Knacks of Fictional, Fabulous Females"
- by Steven Heller
"When an NYC antiques gallery closed down, its owner kept the storefront alive by decorating the homes of invented, swashbuckling characters."
Read the original article, in full, in The Atlantic >
“The book’s photos, taken by Jaka Vinšek, show how Buck kept her windows filled with a changing array of accouterments for 22 imaginary women. She wanted to create a pantheon of swashbuckling heroines seen from behind the curtain — a collection of commemorative portraits that evoke life, like dioramas at the Museum of Natural History. A visit to the home of Georgia O'Keeffe in the New Mexican desert had inspired her: 'Everything was as she had left it, and it had such a strong voice,' Buck said. 'It was a sense of connection with someone I truly admired: a woman who raised the bar on what was possible, someone who took risks with her life and her mind.'”