Prometheus: A Grand Collection of Lighters
By Jiaqing Tian  Publisher: Life Bookstore Publishing Co., Ltd.
Paper Back
2023-04-01 | ISBN: 9787807684022
Rights Manager: Peishan Li

Mastering fire control stands as a pivotal moment in human history. While lighting a flame now seems commonplace, it remained a cumbersome process until the early 20th century. The invention of the lighter marked a significant innovation, allowing for easy ignition with a single hand, regardless of time or location. This seemingly simple device is the result of advancements in technology and materials.

This groundbreaking book traces the evolution of lighters in the past six centuries. It is a dazzling museum-in-print, showcasing nearly 300 lighters from around the world. Each lighter, from ancient flint contraptions to sleek modern marvels, is meticulously presented, with their design, production process, structure, materials, and technology laid bare. As you turn the pages, you’ll not only marvel at the beauty of these devices, but also embark on a captivating journey through the history of fire-making.