A Feast for the Eyes

A Feast for the Eyes Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini

Hardback (10 Jul 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Savor a taste of the edible alphabet, from A to Z.

Throughout history, visual and performance artists of all stripes and degrees of renown have rendered their visions within the whimsical medium of food. But however ubiquitous the practice may be, in Carolyn Tillie's deeply satisfying and gloriously illustrated A Feast for the Eyes, we embark on a delicious adventure that redefines the world of art. Explore the surprising artistry of apple-head dolls, butter sculptures, coffee paintings, and a grand cathedral carved entirely from salt. Learn about the ancient role of food creations in ritual and global folk art. Experience the modern magnificence of electrified vegetable sculptures and ethereal molecular gastronomy. Discover why Salvador Dalì had an obsession with lobsters, and why there is a giant palace in the American Midwest made entirely of corn.

For food lovers and art aficionados alike, A Feast for the Eyes serves up an aesthetic banquet that will delight the senses-and nourish mind, body, and soul.

About the Publisher

Reaktion Books

Reaktion Books

Reaktion originally focused on the fields of art, architecture and design – its first book was Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer by Yves Abrioux. In recent years Reaktion’s list has broadened substantially, and now also encompasses animal studies, Asian art and culture, biography, cultural studies, current events, fashion, film, food history, geography, general history, music, philosophy, photography, politics, sports history and travel writing. Reaktion now produces around 80 new titles each year, and has about 600 titles in print.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789140637
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 704.949641
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 576g
Height: 226mm
Width: 168mm
Spine width: 18mm