Books: History in Pipe Smoke by Anna Ridovics
Product Number: 001-119-0052
Written by Anna Ridovics, an art historian and curator at the Hungarian National Museum, History in Pipe Smoke offers an in-depth look at the famous pipe collection displayed at the museum which features more than 1,300 artifacts, making it the largest and most significant collection dealing with the history of smoking. This book provides readers with information about the cultural history of pipe smoking as well as the equipment of different nations and continents. The elaborately carved and ornately decorated pieces displayed in the book showcase the history of Hungarian pipe making, a branch of rural craftsmanship that developed a rich tradition but has largely remained underappreciated for years. This bilingual, Hungarian-English book features hundreds of high-quality pipe photos with text that details the cultural and historical significance of pipes.