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Book - Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque

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Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque features pieces utilized in the preparation and serving of the famed spirit absinthe. These lovely antiques from the mid 1800s through the early 20th century evoke a time of beauty, art, new technologies and changing culture; the era known as France's la Belle Époque. As you journey through these pages, you'll relive for a moment, this magical time. Spoons, glasses, carafes, pitchers, saucers, art, and other absinthe-related accessories are shown in more than 300 detailed color photographs, along with descriptions of their purpose and use. Many of the antiques are presented actual-size or larger. Lovers of absinthe, and antiques in general, will enjoy the beauty of these elegant survivors of time. You can read an exclusive interview with the author, Scott Macdonald, here. This book contains an appendix featuring a complete French translation. ISBN-10: 0-7414-6375-X ISBN-13: 987-0-7414-6375-3

  • Distillery or Brand : Infinity Publishing
  • No. Pages: 221
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author: Scott Macdonald
  • Language: English
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Distillery or Brand: Infinity Publishing
Number of Illustrations: ~300
Publication Date: 2013
Book Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm
No. Pages: 221
Product Type: Book
Author: Scott Macdonald
Language: English
Publisher: Infinity Publishing

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29 Nov 2014

After nearly a century of Prohibition, the legendary "green fairy" -- absinthe -- is once again legal. Although absinthe is usually discussed in connection with the painters, writers, and poets of the Belle Epoque in France, it was also immensely popular among the general public in many countries, including some parts of the United States (most notably New Orleans).

There are many things about absinthe which are alluring, from its mythical heightened creativity, its magical transformation as it "louches" from a transparent green-tinted liquid into a rich, luscious, complex drink, and -- notably -- the ritual and ceremony which has always attended its preparation and serving.

While today's absinthe lovers have an astonishing array of spoons, carafes, fountains, and other paraphernalia available to prepare it in the classic manner, there is still something uniquely enchanting about original "absinthiana". A reproduction absinthe spoon may look much like the original, and function just as well, but preparing and drinking absinthe with glassware and other items that were actually used during the classic years of the 19th century is a wonderful link to a distant past.

Collector S.B. MacDonald has put together a sumptuously illustrated book of such Belle Epoque absinthe paraphernalia and ephemera, ranging from absinthe spoons to bottles, topettes, brouilleurs, carafes, and just about anything else related to the cafés and bistrots where absinthe reigned for so many years.

Even if you are not a collector, it would be hard not to be enchanted by the hundreds of fascinating and unusual items shown it this delightful book, for MacDonald is not just a collector, he is a skilled photographer with an eye for artful presentation.

This is a must-have for anyone who enjoys absinthe and its storied history. It's a book that can be picked up and enjoyed at any time, with something new to discover each time you open it.

10 Jan 2014

Ich habe dieses Buch im Oktober 2013 gekauft. Aber etwas mehr erwartet.
Es ist ein gutes Buch für jemand der noch nie mit Absinth-Antiquitäten sich befasst
hat. Denn das Buch stellt nur eine private Sammelung vor. Wer hofft einen Überblick zu
bekommen was es so alles mal gab, wird eher etwas enttäuscht sein.

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