Book Description: Each one is like a tiny evocative event. --Millicent Safro Buttons have captured the hearts of kings, craftsmen, and kids. They've been used to flaunt wealth, mourn loved ones, smuggle secrets, and stop bullets. In their multitude of designs, shapes, and sizes, they've held together centuries of garments. Where would we be without them? To celebrate these miniature marvels, here's a collection of quotes, trivia, and photographs to take you on an expert tour through a world of art, craft, fashion, and social history.