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Brief Published: 24 Aug 2012

Jamie Brown & Luke Kirwan: 20th-Century Palate


London-based art director Jamie Brown and photographer Luke Kirwan represent design movements of the 20th century through specially arranged plates of food, finished with patterned hand-cut paper tablecloth backgrounds.

Foodstuffs relevant to each movement are used, including simple Bavarian meats and cheeses for Bauhaus, processed food for the man-made Postmodernism period, and sweet, sugary foods for Art Deco.

The series of photographs is a contribution to the first edition of new food and culture magazine The Gourmand, which celebrates the communicative power of food and its inherent relationship with the arts. The project is aligned with the influx of creatives experimenting with colour to enhance the visual appeal of food, as highlighted in our recent Edible Hues report.

The Gourmand