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Coffin, Sarah, et al.
Feeding Desire. Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

New York Assouline, in association with the Cooper-Hewitt Museum: 2006.

The utterly magnificent catalog to an important exhibition which showcased the Cooper-Hewitt's collection of cutlery and utensils. The illustrations of cutlery, serving pieces and place settings are augmented by many period paintings and prints, and seven essays- Manufacturing and Marketing in Europe, 1600-2000 - The Sexual Politics of Cutlery - Implements of Eating - The Design of Table Tools and the Effect of Form on Etiquette and Table Setting - The Proliferation of Cutlery and Flatware Designs in Nineteenth-century America - Modern Flatware and the Design of Lifestyle.

Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 288 pages, hundreds of color illustrations, dust jacket. New condition.

Inventory #: 95107
Price: $ 35.00      

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