The Graphic Vegetable: Food And Art From America's Soil by Michael B. EmeryThe Graphic Vegetable: Food And Art From America's Soil by Michael B. Emery

The Graphic Vegetable: Food And Art From America's Soil

byMichael B. Emery, Irwin Richman

Paperback | November 28, 2016

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These 580 juicy images capture the fact that throughout history, artists and artisans have depicted vegetables in remarkable ways. Still lifes, photographs, amusing antique postcards, seed packet art-all sorts of vegetable illustrations have been created to arouse physical and aesthetic appetites, and they are displayed here together with interesting botanical and historical insights. This wealth of vegetable art includes paintings by American artists like Lily Martin Spencer, Ernest Lawson, and Charles Demuth; engravings and lithographs by major printmaking companies like Louis Prang and Company; botanical illustrations; and commercial images drawn from vintage catalogs and seed packets. Vegetables are represented in colorful glory, from the hundreds we appreciate daily-like tomatoes, potatoes, peas, and carrots-to less-familiar vegetables like sea kale, cardoon, and walking onions.
Michael B. Emery is the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum's Educator and Volunteer Coordinator. Irwin Richman works with the Landis Valley Associates, a private group dedicated to forwarding the aims of the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum. They have each authored many books about land use and its traditions.Michael B. Emery is th...
Title:The Graphic Vegetable: Food And Art From America's SoilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 28, 2016Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0764351877

ISBN - 13:9780764351877

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully rendered, perfect for the foodie in your life! "The Graphic Vegetable" by Michael B. Emery & Irwin Richman publishes today, November 28, 2016 and is available to purchase. This is a beautiful and visually stunning book. I contacted the publisher so I could have a hard copy to review as I didn't think my Kindle would do it justice. I'm so glad I did. As an artist I appreciate this book even more. It is really a love letter to vegetables and the way we've advertised them over the many years. I have always been fascinated by seed packets and old can labels so the collection of photographs in this book is right up my alley. Alongside all the awesome vegetable artwork is an historical look at how we've seen vegetables on our tables in the last century. The authors start the book by discussing how vegetarianism got started then the book moves through each group of vegetable including onions, beets, carrots, kale, cucumber, peas, herbs etc. As I said above, it is obvious that this was a work of love for the authors. I find all the information fascinating but what I really love is the visual data, all the beautifully rendered artwork done in homage to the humble vegetable. If you are a visual person like me and get joy out of just seeing amazing artwork or, like the authors are irresistibly drawn to historical drawings and knowledge then this book is for you. It would make a sumptuous coffee table book for any artist or foodie. That's where mine is right now, where friends can peruse a beautifully rendered history of vegetables in both word and picture form. I think it would make an unusual but perfect Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for person.
Date published: 2016-11-28