Creativity often requires interdisciplinary knowledge, thinking across boundaries, combining and drawing from several fields. Like the intellectual equivalent of traveling to new lands. And sometimes creativity comes from unfamiliarity, not knowing the rules, and therefore willing to break them. Outsiders often make important contributions by bringing a different perspective and fresh approach.
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The exposure and practice of creating in a different medium sharpens and expands your skillset and frame of mind. And so, creativity doesn’t have to stop at an artist’s studio door – for most, it continues into other aspects of their lives. The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations by Artists book is a unique exploration of the culinary imagination and creativity of a stellar array of international contemporary artists. More than 70 artists, including Ghada Amer, Jimmie Durham, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Subodh Gupta, Nikolai Haas, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Dorothy Iannone, Ragnar Kjartansson, John Lyons, Philippe Parreno, Nicolas Party, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Tiffany Sia, and Rirkrit Tiravanija share and illustrate intriguing personal recipes of their own.
The book opens with an introduction by celebrated chef and art enthusiast Massimo Bottura. Its pages are filled with culinary concoctions and meaningful contributions spanning all manner of meals and drinks, both savory and sweet, from around the globe, brilliantly brought to life by a wealth of sketches, photographs, collages, paintings, and personal snaps. The recipes include an incredibly diverse array of dishes from the conceptual to the personal, the elaborate to the simple, the sweet to the savory, and from the serious to the funny to the downright bizarre.
You can pre-order The Kitchen Studio through Phaidon now, and it will ship out starting October 27th, 2021.