Cabinet 23: Fruits And Vegetables Sina Najafi

ISBN: 9781932698190

Published: November 1st 2006

Paperback

112 pages


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Cabinet 23: Fruits And Vegetables  by  Sina Najafi

Cabinet 23: Fruits And Vegetables by Sina Najafi
November 1st 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 112 pages | ISBN: 9781932698190 | 7.53 Mb

From the Biblical fruit that brought about the moral downfall of mankind to terminator seed strains engineered to ensure that farmers have to buy new seed stocks every year, from banana republics to the annual tomato-throwing festivals in Spain,MoreFrom the Biblical fruit that brought about the moral downfall of mankind to terminator seed strains engineered to ensure that farmers have to buy new seed stocks every year, from banana republics to the annual tomato-throwing festivals in Spain, the story of fruits and vegetables opens an idiosyncratic window on human development and interaction.

Cabinet 23 includes Steve Featherstone on a doomsday global seed repository on a remote Arctic island- a conversation with legendary kitchen scientist Harold McGee on the cooking of fruits and vegetables- Frances Richard on the national standards for serving size and nutrition- and essays on gleaning, tropical fruit and cultural identity bee vision, and the history of throwing fruit and vegetables at bad actors.

Includes projects from Ellen Birrell, Sabrina Gschwandtner and the Los Angeles-based Fallen Fruit collective, along with Daniel Handler on the color violet- Jonathan Beller on the history of attention- Lytle Shaw on the 1920s screenwriting how-to book Plotto- Peter Sloterdijks proposal for Inflatable Parliaments- and a supplement by the London-based artists collective Implicasphere focusing on the Nose.



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