The Photography of Modernist Cuisine
Nathan Myhrvold announces a third book
The award-winning team at Nathan Myhrvold’s Cooking Lab, who were behind cooking encyclopaedia Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and last year’s Modernist Cuisine at Home, have announced that their third book The Photography of Modernist Cuisine will be available in shops this autumn. At the same time as paying homage to the exquisite visuals of the original Modernist Cuisine book, Nathan Myhrvold has opened up The Cooking Lab photo archives to share a large number of stunning, never-before-seen images.
The book will feature 399 photos, spread across 312 pages which are 60% larger than those in Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking at 66cm x 42cm. 161 of the images are presented full bleed across one or two pages. To prevent the photography from looking cluttered, no accompanying captions nor explanations have been included with the images, and have instead been positioned in a chapter at the end of the book dedicated to explaining each and every photo. There will be no recipes.
Nathan Myhrvold, who has had a passion for photography, for as long as he has for food, said of his latest project, “We created cutaway photos that offer dramatic views inside previously hidden realms of cooking. We stepped away from recent trends in food photography, which have long seemed to me to focus more on the ambiance than the actual food, and shot our dishes on black and white backgrounds that highlight the beauty inherent in the subjects. We also deployed a wide range of photographic techniques, such as compositing, microscopy, macro photography, and diffuse lighting, to create photos that are informative as well as visually interesting.”
This latest work has been designed to be the ultimate coffee-table book for food-lovers, photo buffs, and anyone who enjoys beautiful and surprising photography.
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine goes on sale on 22nd October 2013 with a recommended retail price of £80.
More information and photographs, of course, can be seen here- http://modernistcuisine.com/2013/05/announcing-our-new-book-the-photography-of-modernist-cuisine/