Delicious Metropolis: The Desserts and Urban Scenes of Wayne Thiebaud

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: The Desserts and Urban Scenes of Wayne Thiebaud

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Wayne Thiebaud

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.

  • Hardcover
  • 9.1 x 9.9 inches
  • 144 pages
  • Published: 2019


Editorial Reviews

“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

“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

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