Historic Cutlery - Changing Shapes: From Modern to Palaeolithic to Modern Times Jochen Amme

ISBN: 9783897901674

Published: March 1st 2002

Hardcover

664 pages


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Historic Cutlery - Changing Shapes: From Modern to Palaeolithic to Modern Times  by  Jochen Amme

Historic Cutlery - Changing Shapes: From Modern to Palaeolithic to Modern Times by Jochen Amme
March 1st 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 664 pages | ISBN: 9783897901674 | 3.39 Mb

The more than 3,500 items in this unique private collection of cutlery, illustrated with 450 large colour plates, present the expert and the amateur with an outstanding survey of the changing shapes of eating implements from the palaeolithic to the twentieth century. The complete collection is divided into three parts: - Part 1 covers cutlery from prehistoric times to the seventeenth/eighteenth century. Part 2 unites table-ware from the eighteenth century to the classicist period, which means cutlery laid out to cover the table (as in cover charge), an extension of its earlier derivation from French coutelier, a cutter.

Part 3 shows cutlery from the Historicism of the Neue Sachlichkeit period, and focuses on Art Nouveau or Jugendstil with its sheer endless/innumerable ideas for new shapes and designs by well-known artists and manufacturers. The very skilful displays of cutlery arranged by the author and collector, are illustrated in large format and natural size on 450 colour plates of superb



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