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Absinthe: History in a Bottle By Barnaby Conrad III Absinthe History in a Bottle One hundred forty four proof notoriously addictive and the drug of choice for nineteenth century poets absinthe is gaining bootleg popularity after almost a century of being banned Due to popular d
  • Title: Absinthe: History in a Bottle
  • Author: Barnaby Conrad III
  • ISBN: 9780811816502
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Absinthe: History in a Bottle By Barnaby Conrad III
    Absinthe: History in a Bottle By Barnaby Conrad III One hundred forty four proof, notoriously addictive, and the drug of choice for nineteenth century poets, absinthe is gaining bootleg popularity after almost a century of being banned Due to popular demand, Absinthe History in a Bottle is back in paperback with a handsome new cover Like the author s bestselling The Martini and The Cigar, it is a potent brew of wild nighOne hundred forty four proof, notoriously addictive, and the drug of choice for nineteenth century poets, absinthe is gaining bootleg popularity after almost a century of being banned Due to popular demand, Absinthe History in a Bottle is back in paperback with a handsome new cover Like the author s bestselling The Martini and The Cigar, it is a potent brew of wild nights and social history, fact and trivia, gorgeous art and beautiful artifacts As intoxicating as its subject, Absinthe makes a memorable gift for anyone who knows how to celebrate vice.
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    751 thoughts on “Absinthe: History in a Bottle

    • This is one of the most beautiful and beautifully produced picturebooks about an alcoholic beverage that I ve ever seen The platesrepresent a pocket history of fine and graphic arts around the turnof the nineteenth century.Unfortunately the text doesn t live up to the promise of the pictures.There are a number of errors piquette is not exceptionally strong wine it is an exceptionally weak one There is also some silliness dogscan t be said to have hallucinations and many experiments are reportedw [...]


    • This was delightful Conrad did such an amazing job telling the story of absinthe The book spends significantly time with the artists that basked in the green fairy s loving embrace that I had an anticipated, but it was fantastic in it s doing so The rise and fall of Verlaine, Van Gogh, Jarry I LOVE that dude , Rimbaud I was seriously impressed by the depths of Conrad s research into each one s life and this, mind you, was pre internet One of my favourite parts of the book was the mood itself wh [...]


    • Barnaby Conrad III chose a fitting subtitle for this book History in a Bottle Absinthe conjures fin de si cle images of brooding poets, manic painters, and workers shorn of hope and ambition, all guzzling the milky green liquid as they headed toward physical ruin and moral decay When a Swiss labourer murdered his family in August 1905 after indulging in absinthe among other spirituous liquors , a movement to ban the drink sprang to life By World War I, absinthe was illegal almost everywhere, and [...]


    • A history of an herbal alcoholic beverage from a time I know little about the fin de siecle Absinthe was a favorite drink of bohemians including Erik Satie, van Gogh, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and many It was eventually banned due to supposed hallucinogenic properties In the early 21st century the ban was lifted in the USA and a customer can now buy an absinthe fountain and accessories online at The illustrations in this book are as fascinating as the story.


    • This is an easy read Great illustrations of art and absinthe related paraphernalia It covers the aperitif s importance in art, literature, French culture and its ultimate demonization during World War I The book was publisned before the current Absinthe revival as this is barely mentioned If you want a guide to current Absinthes better look elsewhere.



    • This is an amazing little primer on the history of absinthe, coupled with wonderful artwork inspired by and used for the Green Fairy Now that absinthe has just recently been somewhat legalised in the United States Per In 2007 the laws prohibiting absinthe were relaxed and several brands of absinthe were legally approved for sale These brands must pass TTB testing, which is performed by the Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry method and TTB considers a product to be thujone free if the FDA s tes [...]


    • Conrad looks at absinthe from every angel medicinal, historical, artistic He documents the artists inspired by the liqueur Manet, Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Picasso, to drop the big names This beautiful book reproduces many of the paintings of absinthe He also quotes seemingly everyone who had anything to say about absinthe.The book is an artifact of prohibition now, but still a fascinating study of the Green Fairy and her magic.


    • This Folio sized, lavishly illustrated book is one of the first and one of the best books out there about Absinthe Spans the history and cultural significance of the Banned Green Fairy in engaging detail From its rises as the drink of artist and nobles to its eventual fall from grace as the drink that drove the working class to Homicidal insanity A must have for anyone interested in subject.


    • A decent, but not entirely accurate look at a favorite green liqueur For the pub date, this was as good as it gets for an even portrayal of the much maligned spirit There are now far better explorations in absinthe out there For what this is, and importantly, when it was written, this is quite good.


    • After 20 years intoxicant free Absinthe is the only temptation left This book provides a fascinating sequence of chapters on the history, production, social place, and the almost ritualistic aspects of consumption of the Green Goddess It is also beautifully and generously illustrated The book has inspired me to start searching for a suitably authentic Absinthe to break my drought.


    • I m giving this 5 stars as much for the art work as anything else I also liked the 2nd to last chapter a great deal because I could relate to the idea of what was happening The history was interesting and it was a good, basic history lesson I learned about some people I would not have otherwise known about and plan to add some of those people to my future reading list.


    • I wanted to like this book It had so much potential to be interesting I m a fan of many of the artists and writer s mentioned, and it was informative, but sadly, I was bored out of my mind Perhaps if I had been drinking absinthe while reading I would have felt inspired.


    • It s fascinating how absinthe has evolved since the time of Van Gogh You could see how many of the paintings during that time with the high use of absinthe gives off the feelings of solitude, depression, and just plain out of it Good to read if you wanna learn about that drug with art.


    • 3.5 stars The first part, which talked about the influence on artists and writers, was really interesting but the last few chapters weren t as engaging Lots of art included.



    • Glad to see this back in print Many years ago I lent my first edition to a fellow imbiber never a good idea and haven t seen it since.



    • An excellent history book on an odd and obscure subject I found it to be a very interesting and enjoyable read Very recommended


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