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Feeding Desire Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005

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ISBN-10: 2843238455

ISBN-13: 9782843238451

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sarah Coffin, Ellen Lupton, Darra Goldstein, Jennifer Goldsborough, Barbara Bloemink

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Eating is a social ritual. From dinner dates to everyday suppers, casual picnics to lavish feasts, dining brings people together for far more than satisfying the needs of the body. For centuries, cutlery has served as extensions of our hands, enriching how we experience food and the act of eating. Knives, forks, and spoons come between hand and mouth, articulating the experience of dining. Accompanying an exhibition at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (May 5-October 29, 2006), Feeding Desire is the first book to showcase the Museum's astonishing permanent collection of American and European cutlery. Complementing and expanding on the content of the exhibition, seven…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Publisher: Assouline
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.532
Language: English

Ellen Lupton is Adjunct Curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Co-Chair of the Design Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Introduction
Historical Overview
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
Pictorial Overview
Endnotes
Plate List
Selected References
Index
Acknowledgments
Photographic Credits