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A Visual History Of Cookery

Author : Duncan McCorquodale
ISBN : PSU:000067777785
Genre : Art
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A Visual History of Cookery is a review of the visual representation of food historically and globally. The book looks at food throughout the ages, the development of food branding, the culture of celebrity chefs and the stylization of the cookbook. The book is split into sections which explore the culinary traditions from Italy, France, Spain and the USA, with vibrant food photography and illustrations depicting cooking methods, celebrated dishes, eating habits and food festivals. A Visual History of Cookery also takes a look at the iconic branding behind the food we buy and the restaurants we eat in—from McDonalds to the critically acclaimed El Bulli. Alongside features on celebrity chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith, Giorgio Locatelli and the fictional Betty Crocker. Visually stunning with contributions from esteemed food writers, chefs and restaurateurs including AA Gill, Ferran Adrià, Anthony Bourdain and Alice Waters, A Visual History of Cookery is a book that all foodies, designers and homemakers will relish.
Category: Art

The Art Of American Whiskey

Author : Noah Rothbaum
ISBN : 9781607747192
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 41.65 MB
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A visual history of American whiskey, as told through hundreds of whiskey bottle labels, from early, pre-Prohibition-era days to the present. Just as wine is to the French or beer is to the Germans, whiskey--especially bourbon and rye--is an integral part of the history and culture of the United States. The Art of American Whiskey traces the arc of this beloved, renowned spirit--from its earliest days in the Colonial era, through the Civil War, Prohibition, Great Depression, and up to the current craft-distilling boom. Illustrated with 100 full-color modern and historic labels from the most iconic bottles ever made, The Art of American Whiskey is an instant collectible and a fantastic gift for any whiskey enthusiast or design lover. Captions, sidebars, profiles and short histories tell the story of the pioneers and places behind the labels, and each chapter features era-appropriate recipes from all-star bartenders and cocktail experts that will tickle any tippler's fancy.
Category: Cooking

A Visual History Of Houses And Cities Around The World

Author : Nuria Cicero
ISBN : 9781499465723
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 25.39 MB
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This book is a fascinating look at the history of human habitats and cities. Readers will gain insight into an area of history often overlooked. The book covers different types of dwellings and cities from ancient times, the Middle and Modern Ages, and the contemporary age. It takes a close look at the first settlements such as the Sumerian house and the Roman insula, the Mongolian yurt, and ancient cities such as those of Egypt and megacities of today. Detailed illustrations bring the reader into the heart of the subject matter.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Visual History Of The World S Enduring Mysteries

Author : Joan Soriano Campos
ISBN : 9781499465792
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 86.9 MB
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This intriguing book will fascinate any young reader with some of the most mysterious occurrences in history. The book looks at the enigmas of antiquity, those of the modern era, and lost civilizations. It then investigates further into mysteries such as the quest for the Holy Grail, the sacred shroud, the myth of King Arthur, the case of Jack the Ripper, the legend of El Dorado, and CIA secret operations, to name a few. With graphical timelines and stunning illustrations, readers will be captivated by this unique view into history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Visual History Of The Great Civilizations

Author : Alberto Hernández Pamplona
ISBN : 9781499465754
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 59.32 MB
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This captivating book offers young readers a perspective into the some of the greatest civilizations in history. With stunning illustrations and photographs of artifacts from antiquity, readers will learn about early civilizations such as Mesopotamia and the kings of Israel, civilizations from classical antiquity such as dynastic China and the Persian empire, and civilizations of the Middle Ages, such as the Viking explorers and the Incas, to name a few. Adding to the visual experience are timelines that put the history into perspective. This book is a must-read for any student of ancient history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Kitchen

Author : Shirley Wajda
ISBN : 1440856141
Genre :
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What might a history of a single domestic space tell us about American society and culture? The Kitchen explores the historic transformation of this space of production and sociability by considering technology and design, kitchen wares and appliances, traditional foodways and modern cookery, and the human choices and practices that shaped the modern kitchen. The introduction and main chapters take the reader from the modest kitchen spaces of pre-colonial America to the high-end, contemporary kitchens so coveted in today's society. With chapters focusing on topics such as energy use, water and waste, food storage, and efficiency, the text takes an in-depth look at how each facet of the modern kitchen evolved from its early beginnings in colonial America. Emphasizing the kitchen's centrality in the lives of Americans and in American life, this illustrated work reveals how this space shaped, and was shaped by, American thought and culture.

Tourism And Visual Culture Theories And Concepts

Author : Peter M. Burns
ISBN : 9781845936099
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 44.31 MB
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Tourism is an essentially visual experience: we leave our homes so as to travel to see places, thus adding to our personal knowledge about, and experience of, the world. The study of tourism as a complex social phenomenon, beyond simply business, is increasing in importance, and by providing an examination of perceptions of culture and society in tourism destinations through the tourist's eyes, this book discusses how destinations were, and are, created and perceived through the "lens" of the tourist's gaze. It is essential reading for researchers and students in tourism and related subjects.
Category: Business & Economics

The American Revolution

Author : DK Publishing
ISBN : 1465446079
Genre : History
File Size : 54.47 MB
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The American Revolution will transport you back in time and onto the frontlines. This complete overview of the war brings all the action to life, from the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris. Beginning with the first stirrings of colonial resistance, The American Revolution presents illustrated accounts of every major military action and comprehensive timelines for every stage of the war. Revealing first-person accounts by soldiers and civilians and profiles of the war's main protagonists, from George Washington to Benedict Arnold. Gallery spreads feature collections of weapons and uniforms, and feature sections detail the politics of the war, such as the treatment of prisoners and the revolution's implications for women, Native Americans, and African Americans. Two hundred and forty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, The American Revolution demonstrates that the story of how America overthrew the British is as meaningful today as it was when the ink was still wet on the parchment. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Category: History

The Civil War

Author : DK Publishing, Inc
ISBN : 1465429573
Genre : History
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A history of the Civil War, produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, offers color illustrations and photos of artifacts, maps, first-person accounts, comprehensive timelines and much more. Reprint.
Category: History

A Brief Culinary Art History Of The Western Chef Avante Guarde Through The Late 20th Century

Author : Tony Baran
ISBN : 9781496934574
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 68.28 MB
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A Brief Culinary Art History of the Western Chef Avante-Guarde Through the Late 20th Century examines Western cuisine as an art form. The book takes the vantage point of the Chef vanguard from second century AD Rome through the Italian and French Renaissances, modernism, and the emergence of global cuisine in the West during the last half of the twentieth century. The Book also compares cuisine to the other artistic movements with more recognized media during each given time period. The history also defines a cuisine and the difference between a personal Chef's cuisine and ethnic foods or popularly recognized national dishes. Tony Baran, as both a Chef and historian, offers a unique insight to view Chef's and their work in a culinary context from the vantage point of a culinarian and the nuances involved in culinary composition or how Chefs create new dishes and how cooking is elevated to an art form. The twentieth century was a celebration of the art of the immediate: cinema, photography, pop music, and cuisine. During this period, Chefs and their cuisines began to share the media limelight and prestige of other artists. Baran identifies this transformation of the unique recognition of Chefs as authors of their own bodies of culinary work and their influence on Western culture. The history also traces the evolution of the Chef-mentor relationship. The book describes this changing dynamic in European and, later, American history and its impact to Chefs and the critique of diners during their own times and how this impacted the successive generations of emerging culinarians.
Category: Cooking