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Modern Art Cookbook (Hardback)
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Modern Art Cookbook (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/10/2013
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Food has always been a favourite subject of the world's artists, from still-lifes by Matisse and Picasso to the works of Claes Oldenberg and Andy Warhol. But how do artists eat? The Modern Art Cookbook provides a window into how both great and lesser-known modern artists, writers and poets ate, cooked, depicted and wrote about food. A cornucopia of life in the kitchen and in the studio throughout the twentieth century and beyond, the book explores a wide-ranging panoply of artworks of food, cooking and eating from Europe and the Americas - from the early moderns through the Impressionists, Symbolists, Cubists, Futurists and Surrealists up to today's art - as well as writing about food from contemporary novelists, writers and poets. Mary Ann Caws supplies numerous delicious modern art recipes, from Frida Kahlo's Veracruz-style red snapper to David Hockney's strawberry cake and Claude Monet's madeleines, exploring the parallels between the art of cuisine and the visual and verbal arts. The Modern Art Cookbook illuminates the significance of particular ingredients and dishes in the lives of some of the world's greatest artists, providing a feast for the eyes and the mind as well as the palate. Beautifully illustrated and often surprising, this compilation is a joyous guide to the art of food.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781780231747
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 889 g
Dimensions: 200 x 150 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Connecting the senses is what The Modern Art Cookbook is all about. . . . The larger purpose of this delectable anthology is the association of reading, looking and cooking. . . . Mary Ann Caws has a discriminating eye, a catholic taste, a fine feeling for feeding, as A. J. Liebling called it, and a wonderfully well-stocked larder of culture. As a trans-historical truffle-hound she is hard to beat. . . . Mary Ann Caws's purpose is triumphantly achieved. The marriage of lookery and cookery is beguiling: the total effect is mouth-watering."--Alex Danchev "Times Literary Supplement "
"Who wouldn't want to taste Allen Ginsberg's borscht, Frida Kahlo's red snapper, or C zanne's baked tomatoes? Mary Ann Caws--a phenomenal writer, critic, translator, and curator of cultivated pleasures--has assembled an intoxicating m lange of reminiscences, art works, poems, and recipes. This savory compendium offers imaginative satisfactions of the highest order. I can't wait to bake David Hockney's strawberry cake!"--Wayne Koestenbaum
"It's the rare artist who doesn't occasionally make the antics of the kitchen the subject of a work or two. But far from offering a dry review of that phenomenon or a delicious-looking but unfulfilling cocktail book of plates, Surrealism scholar Mary Ann Caws has assembled a collection of artists' personal writings, from diary entries to poetry, to examine the connection between art and paintings in The Modern Art Cookbook."--Art and Auction

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