Delicious Metropolis

Wayne Thiebaud, Kelly Purcell


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.

Creator Bio

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.

Price £21.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 14 May 2019
Pages 144
Height 241mm
Width 222mm
Illustrations Unjacketed HC, faux dyed edge, 95 Full colour images
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781452169934