(Artikelnr: 9070849194)

The Intriguing Design of Tobacco Pipes

Goes, B.

Hardcover. 80 pp. Illustrated in colour. Pijpenkabinet Foundation, Amsterdam. 1993.

Twenty-five centuries separate the oldest tobacco pipes from pre-Columbian Ecuador and the pipes of today, spanning a period of ever changing variety in the design of pipes throughout the world. Such variety has enabled collectors to build their collections according to their own predilections and ideas, and they have done so with obvious pleasure and delight. This is exemplified by some collections introduced in this book, of which the collection of the Pijpenkabinet is undoubtedly the most prestigeous even on a world wide scale. This rich and varied museum collection has provided a wealth of objects illustrating twenty-five centuries of the art of smoking. Therefore the book also functions as a catalogue of the Pijpenkabinet collection in Amsterdam.

The art historian Benedict Goes accompanies the reader on an imaginary trip around the world, visiting numerous people and countries. He describes the pipes in all their variety of material, design, and usage. The full-colour illustrations complement this fascinating panorama of the cultural phenomenon of pipe smoking found all over the world.
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