The Book of Bread.London: Maclaren & Sons,  Stock Code: 107286
"One of the humblest, yet most essential of objects is catalogued as precisely, rigorously and objectively as any work by a 1980s conceptual artist"First edition of this handsome monograph illustrated with original photographs on the manufacture of bread. Simmons, a lecturer at the National Bakery School in London, commissioned the full-size black and white photos of different types of bread that appear in his work, writing: "However critical readers may be, they will be forced to admit that never before have they seen such a complete collection of prize loaves illustrated in such an excellent manner" (Parr & Badger). "Here, at the beginning of the twentieth century, one of the humblest, yet most essential of objects is catalogued as precisely, rigorously and objectively as any work by a 1980s conceptual artist" (ibid.).
Quarto. Original green cloth, titles to spine black and front board gilt, buff patterned endpapers.
With 12 chromolithograph plates, 8 tipped-in original photographs and 2 mounted silver gelatine prints.
Spine rolled, spine ends and tips lightly worn, rear hinge cracked but holding, contents mildly foxed. A very good copy.
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