Savor an artistic taste of the edible alphabet – from A to Z. Throughout history, visual and performance artists have rendered their creative visions using the seriously whimsical medium of food. In Carolyn Tillie’s groundbreaking new book, Feast for the Eyes: Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini, you’ll embark on a delicious adventure that redefines the art world.
Explore the expressive artistry from apple-head dolls, butter sculptures and coffee paintings to a grand cathedral carved entirely from salt. Learn about the ancient role of food creations in sacred ritual and global folk art. Experience its modern magnificence as conveyed through such varied pursuits as electrified vegetable sculptures and deliciously ethereal molecular gastronomy. Discover why Salvador Dalí had an obsession with lobsters or why there is a giant palace in the American Midwest made entirely of corn.
Whether you’re a food lover or an art aficionado, this book serves up an aesthetic banquet that will delight all your senses – and nourish body, mind and soul.
Available Spring 2019 from Reaktion Books