Deliciously illustrated with masterpieces of western art, this
latest volume in the highly acclaimed "Guide to Imagery" series
explores the rituals, customs, and symbolism of food and dining in
art.It features a dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted
art and food media.This sumptuous new guide describes the
importance of food and feasts in art throughout history: as told in
the Scriptures and in the lives of the saints; food and dining in
Greek and Roman mythology; food in later literature and history;
how artists through the ages have created allegories of gluttony
and odes to the sense of taste; also discussed is the role of table
settings in relation to ceremonies such as formal dinners and royal
banquets; and, lastly, a close-up look at the symbolic meaning of
individual foods and drinks - from the artichoke to champagne and
from chilli peppers to absinthe.
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