Drink & Art

The Art of Drinking

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author: Philippa Glanville & Sophie Lee
published: 2007
pages: 144; H/B
size: 22 x 28cm
language: English
product ref: 1622


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This lavishly illustrated book describes and shows the artistic aspects of the accoutrements and contexts associated with alcohol drinking from various perspectives. These are - the social attitudes to alcohol, its use in rituals and ceremonies, the drinking environment, and the types of drink and the drinking vessels used. The accoutrements illustrated are from the vast collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
For the drinker of beer alone the book has many interesting sections and illustrations - English taverns, alehouses, drinking vessels and advertising, and for those with a wider interest in drink and it's artistic associations there is much more to drool over. An entertaining, informative and attractive book.


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