OWNING ART is a fascinating perspective on the intricacies of art collecting. The authors, Louisa Buck and Judith Greer, outline not only the practical matters associated with collecting art, but also - and maybe more importantly - the different theoretical aspects of collecting. I am not a collector of contemporary art, yet this insightful book introduced me to several different ways of thinking about contemporary art in particular and, more generally, about the shape of a collection. Buck and Greer emphasise choice and decision-making as privileged moments in the construction of an archive. Ultimately, OWNING ART moves beyond the point of purchase to demonstrate how a collection can be the physical trace that ties together taste, ability, access and human relationships.