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The world of art has altered over time it is not how it was sixty or seventy years ago It has progressed into different things even the meaning of the word art has expanded But it has almost always been an important part of our lives It branches out into different forms and concepts Collections for example constitute to be a form of artCollecting is similar to art it is the art of getting things together It has assorted values for every person Some people collect for pleasure some for personal reasons As described in The Art of Collecting Light Bulbs by Michael Kimmelman some people collect because collecting can be a great art if engaged in earnestly This he explains accounts for why most of us like viewing collections even if we are not collectors ourselves He also describes how collecting is a way to bring order to the world Kimmelman demonstrates different collections how each collection has a unique meaning to the collector as well as a different story behind each collection Collecting has its own power over people it affects people through different ways The power of collecting includes the expression of oneself through a collection the control a collector gets over his collection and how a collection is considered to be a form of artSome collectors collect to express what they are feeling Collecting like most passions has the capacity to let the collector live in another world for a while Like an artist might draw a painting to express himself so does a collector with his collection Some people collect as a way to express themselves a collection reflects something about a collector It describes a person For example if a person collects dolls this shows how the collector is trying to keep in touch with his inner child Collecting is a means by which one relieves basic sense of incompletion brought on by unfulfilled childhood needs Kimmelman describes
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