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The Modern Art Cookbook, Paperback / softback Book


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.

Beautifully illustrated and often surprising, this new paperback edition is a joyous guide to the art of food.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 119 illustrations, 112 in colour
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
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  • Category: Art treatments & subjects
  • ISBN: 9781780239132

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