Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House,

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • What inspires people to become art collectors? Hint: It’s not so much about aesthetics.
  • We told you recently about the bizarre lawsuit against an artist because he said a painting wasn’t his work. The verdict is in.