Mikkel Vendborg Pedresen: Luksus. Forbrug og kolonier i Danmark i det 18. århundrede (Luxury, Colonies and Consumption in Early Modern Denmark). Museum Tusculanum Press, 2013. 382 pages

This book is a very ‘micro-historical’ searching for the great processes of consumption through five detailed examples of dwellings and houses in early modern Denmark, all on display in the National Museum and/or its Open Air Museum. The extensive image material forming an independent part of the narrative. The illustrations opens with an image of the world and ends with a punch gilde. Luxury is a unique cultural history and at the same time, a study of how essential features in our contemporary, internationalized world really originated.