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The Gourmand's Lemon - A Collection of Stories and Recipes

490 SEK


A journey through art, film, literature, and recipes. In the second volume of Taschen’s TASCHEN’s collaboration with The Gourmand, the lemon takes center stage. This vibrant fruit, which starred in Renaissance gardens and shaped the Medici dynasty, has warded off scurvy, influenced the mob, and served as invisible ink since 600 CE. The Gourmand explores the lemon’s complex history, its literary significance with writers like Joan Didion and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and its iconic role in the American dream through lemonade stands. In art, the lemon shines in Old Master still lifes and inspired modern artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol. It also appears in design, from Philippe Starck’s Juicy Salif to Jif Lemon. The lemon’s influence extends to decorative arts, including Arts and Crafts wallpapers and mythological ceramics, and even features in the literary lives of the Bloomsbury Group.

Length: 28,5cm
Width: 21 cm
Height: 2,7 cm