The Art of Clean Up

A collection of artist Ursus Wehrli's neat and tidy compositions

From Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli comes “The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy,” a collection of everyday objects that have been obsessively organized into systematic still lifes. Wehrli shows off his penchant for comedy and color composition in the series, which is a follow-up to his earlier book “Tidying Up Art.” His meticulous reconfigurations range from meals to plants to groups of …

Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables

The quirky, anecdotal history of produce

As the homogenization of fruits and vegetables spurs concern among the food-obsessed, interest in heirloom cultivars and their respective origins grows. “Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables” delves into the history of the breeds, forming a kind of miscellany of interesting tidbits around the various types of produce. More of a historical study than a contemporary guide, the book succeeds in building out the mythology of heirloom …