A Feast for the Eyes - Gillian RileyNational Gallery, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.
Evocative Recipes and Surprising Tales Inspired by Paintings in the National Gallery. From the introduction: “A glance through this book, especially if followed by a walk through the National Gallery, will go a long way to convincing you that while music may be the food of love, painting is perhaps little more than the love of food. Picture after picture, from Renaissance Italy to nineteenth-century France, shows fruit and fowl, vegetables and fish, and shows them at every stage – being bought in the market, prepared in the kitchen, and served at the final banquet. At some of the tables, it must be admitted, events rather overtake the menu: guests are turned to stone, and gods suddenly appear, unexpected and, on occasion, most unwelcome. But throughout the centuries and across Europe, there can be no denying the importance of eating.”
Foreword or introduction by Neil MacGregor. Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages.