Delicious Metropolis: The Desserts and Urban Scenes of Wayne Thiebaud (Hardcover)

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Delicious Metropolis brings together two of Wayne Thiebaud's most celebrated bodies of work: desserts and cityscapes. Between the two, fascinating juxtapositions develop. The layers of a Neapolitan cake echo the shadows cast across a street in the late afternoon. The pastel hues of iced sponge cakes match California's candy-colored houses. Curators, critics, and artists guide the reader through the book via insightful bite-size essays. This gorgeous hardcover offers fans and newcomers a refreshing and accessible way to enjoy the oeuvre of this iconic American painter. Complete with multicolored page edges evoking the layers of one of Thiebaud's mouthwatering cakes, it's a treat for art lovers, city-dwellers, and gourmets alike.

About the Author

Wayne Thiebaud is a world-renowned painter, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and member of the California Hall of Fame. He lives in Sacramento.

Praise For…

“Delicious Metropolis pairs painter Wayne Thiebaud’s iconic confections with cityscapes in similar shades; in his eyes, Sacramento, California’s pink skies and blue hills look sweet enough to eat.” —Martha Stewart Living

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452169934
ISBN-10: 1452169934
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Pages: 144