Feast Your Eyes
Here is a book that’s almost impossible to review without attaching a few visuals. Feast Your Eyes is a truly awesome volume. Brittany Wright combined her love of food and extraordinary photographic talent to produce stunning images of consumable food objects—every one is suitable for hanging in a gallery or museum. The book is a square, medium-sized hardback produced on high-quality heavy, glossy paper stock. Many are closeup images. Wright’s style is to collect same or similar food or drink items that differ in color and or size and line them up according to progressively differing color and/or size, creating beautiful and unique images. You will see some twenty or more citrus slices in rows, each row consisting of identical fruit. Or twenty breakfast cereals in in tiny bowls, providing a beautiful single image. Seventeen different kinds of flours from white through beige to dark yellowish tints. Wright identifies all images with a caption, some with additional comments. Obviously, it took considerable time to collect, e.g., some two-dozen donuts or two dozen tomatoes, of all different sizes and colors. Remarkable artwork! Having no page numbers, however, is an omission.
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|Page Count||128 pages|
|Publisher||Little, Brown and Company|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|
|Category||Cooking, Food & Wine|