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Im Drinking Stars: A History of Champagne Gerhard Steidl

Im Drinking Stars: A History of Champagne

Gerhard Steidl

Published October 1st 2009
ISBN : 9783865217509
Hardcover
140 pages
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Dom Pierre Pérignon tells the story of the worlds most luxurious champagne, tracing its circuitous history across four centuries, arranged in three chapters--one each for the seventeenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Beautifully produced,MoreDom Pierre Pérignon tells the story of the worlds most luxurious champagne, tracing its circuitous history across four centuries, arranged in three chapters--one each for the seventeenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Beautifully produced, in keeping with its subject, this page-turning luxury object unravels the myth of Dom Pérignon champagne, beginning with its namesake--the pioneering Benedictine Monk Dom Pierre Pérignon--who set out to create the best wine in the world. Offering glimpses of the champagne-infused hedonism of Louis XVs court at Versailles, Marilyn Monroes glamorous affiliation with the beverage and Karl Lagerfelds recent advertising campaign for the brand, this volume incorporates a spectrum of artifacts, including texts, drawings, paintings, photographs and film stills from artists and writers such as François Boucher, Denis Diderot and Jonathan Swift.