RAM Publications + Distribution
The Beauty Of The Fold
An Interview with Joan Sallas
This second book in the ground-breaking On the Table series about the culture of gastronomy as artistic expression – edited by Charlotte Birnbaum – delves into the art of napkin folding. It features German master Joan Sallas, whose folded napkins graced the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibit of 1780 Viennese royal table silver. (Watch him fold a “water lily” napkin on YouTube.) Birnbaum interviews Sallas on the history of napkin folding, stretching back to the Renaissance and Baroque, and contributes a short essay on the art’s complex history; the remainder of the book is an illustrated catalog of Sallas’s ornate folding techniques.
April 2012 / Softcover / 4.25 x 7 inches
80 pp / 35 b/w