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.
• Photos of art along with short essays by curators, critics, and artists • Cross multicolored page edges evoke the layers of Thiebaud's mouthwatering cakes
Fans of Wayne Thiebaud Draftsman, Counting with Wayne Thiebaud, and Richard Diebenkorn: A Retrospective will love this book.
This book is perfect for: • Fine art buffs • Fans of Wayne Thiebaud • Foodies and bakers • Fans of California and city life
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.
“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
“What a clever idea it is to take Wayne Thiebaud’s most notable bodies of work—desserts and cityscapes—and place them in a book side by side to illustrate similarities between them.… Delightful.” —California Homes Magazine