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Food and Feasting in Art: A Guide to Imagery

Autor Sylvia Malaguzzi
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 8 mai 2008
Deliciously illustrated with masterpieces of western art, this latest volume in the Guide to Imagery series explores the rituals, customs, and symbolism of food and dining. 
 
The book describes the significance of food and feasts as told in scripture and in the lives of the saints; food and dining in Greek and Roman mythology and in later literature and history; and how artists through the ages have created allegories of gluttony and odes to the sense of taste, using, for example, artfully positioned fruits and vegetables in the golden age of the painted still life. 
 
Also discussed is the role of table settings in relation to such ceremonies as formal dinners and royal banquets. Lastly, a close-up look at the symbolic meanings of individual foods and drinks—from the artichoke, also known as “domestic thistle,” to champagne, from chili peppers to absinthe—reveals a figurative language well known to artists of the time but perhaps forgotten by contemporary diners.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780892369140
ISBN-10: 0892369140
Pagini: 384
Ilustrații: 400 color illustrations
Dimensiuni: 133 x 197 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.71 kg
Ediția:First Edition
Editura: Getty Publications
Colecția J. Paul Getty Museum
Seria A Guide to Imagery


Recenzii

“A gorgeous, sparkling paperback.”—Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance

“From the ancient to the modern, this guide is a delightful way to feed your mind and refresh your eye.”—The Bloomsbury Review

Notă biografică

Silvia Malaguzzi teaches art history of the Renaissance at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. She writes for the magazine Art e Dossier. 

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Deliciously illustrated with masterpieces of western art, this latest volume in the Guide to Imagery series explores the rituals, customs, and symbolism of food and dining. 
 
The book describes the significance of food and feasts as told in scripture and in the lives of the saints; food and dining in Greek and Roman mythology and in later literature and history; and how artists through the ages have created allegories of gluttony and odes to the sense of taste, using, for example, artfully positioned fruits and vegetables in the golden age of the painted still life. 
 
Also discussed is the role of table settings in relation to such ceremonies as formal dinners and royal banquets. Lastly, a close-up look at the symbolic meanings of individual foods and drinks—from the artichoke, also known as “domestic thistle,” to champagne, from chili peppers to absinthe—reveals a figurative language well known to artists of the time but perhaps forgotten by contemporary diners.