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Denise Wolff on Feast for the Eyes by Susan Bright

Hear from commissioning editor Denise Wolff on Feast for the Eyes—the first book to explore photography’s rich history of food as a subject, with photographs from across fine art, fashion, photojournalism, and social networking. Author Susan Bright’s introduction and commentary in the book bring insight and intelligence to this spectacular subject, tracing the progression of the genre through key pictures from photography’s beginnings to present day, and featuring artists from all eras—Roger Fenton, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Stephen Shore, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Araki, Sophie Calle, and Martin Parr, to name a few.

Feast for the Eyes

Feast for the Eyes

From basic sustenance to savory repasts, food awakens the senses and touches both private and public life. It can be political, religious, aspirational, commercial, creative, symbolic, national, and regional. Food’s complexity of form and meaning—and the fact that it’s often at hand—have made it a much-photographed subject throughout the history of photography. Interest in both food photography and food as a subject has risen in recent years, and this is the first book to cover food photography’s rich history—not only in fine art photography, but also in crossover genres such as commercial and scientific photography and photojournalism. Susan Bright’s introduction and commentary accompanying the photographs bring insight and intelligence to this spectacular subject, and trace the progression of the genre from photography’s beginnings to present day, featuring artists from all eras—Roger Fenton, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Stephen Shore, Laura Letinsky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Martin Parr, to name a few. Through key pictures, Bright explores the important figures and movements of food photography to provide an essential primer.
$60.00

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