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Food and Feasting in Art (A Guide to Imagery #5)

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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 artis
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 3rd 2008 by J. Paul Getty Museum
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Victoria
Feb 19, 2014 Victoria rated it really liked it
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I am obsessed with symbolism in art and this is one of the great series published by J.Paul Getty Museum. Great illustrations, great presentation of information.
Redsteve
I liked it. While it was more about the symbolism in these paintings, there is still a fair bit of food/dining history in each section and the actual paintings give you a lot of ideas about what was contemporary at the time they were painted - even if the artists were dealing with historical (for them) subjects - like Renaissance depictions of Biblical scenes.
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I've learned a lot about how food is used to illustrate a specific meaning in art. One thing that surprised me is that Ricotta Cheese was once seen as a bland and cheep food and was often shown in the company of people of the lower class. I would never consider it a cheep of un-flavorful cheese.
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Nov 16, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it
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I love indexical shit like this, especially when the organization is funky. My favorite thing I've found so far: Belshazzar’s feast included a disembodied hand of god writing in an unknown language on the wall, and the seeking of the decipherment thereof.
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Mar 23, 2008 Jen marked it as to-read
caught this in the April issue of Saveur, can't wait to check it out in person.
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