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Viva la Pizza!: The Art of the Pizza Box

by Scott Wiener
     
 

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“New Yorkers are particular about pizza, and no one has a more well-formed opinion than Scott Wiener.”
Newsday

One of the world’s foremost pizza experts presents more than 100 weird and wild pizza box designs

Since the origins of to-go pizza, pizzerias and pizza chains have taken great pride in covering take-out boxes

Overview

“New Yorkers are particular about pizza, and no one has a more well-formed opinion than Scott Wiener.”
Newsday

One of the world’s foremost pizza experts presents more than 100 weird and wild pizza box designs

Since the origins of to-go pizza, pizzerias and pizza chains have taken great pride in covering take-out boxes with captivating designs. They’ve also wrestled with the best way to manufacture a box that can keep a pizza looking and tasting great.
            Here, the world’s expert on pizza boxes presents more than one hundred weird and wild box designs and explores the curious history of the pizza box. Included are international designs, corporate designs, and dozens of quirky images from mom-and-pop pizzerias.
            Where does all this art come from? Scott Wiener has been collecting and cataloging pizza boxes for more than five years. In Viva la Pizza!, Wiener traces design trends over the past four decades and profiles some of the world’s most prolific box designers and manufacturers. The result is a captivating overview of pizza culture and a new way to look at one of the world’s favorite foods.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Delightful and informative."
New York Times

A little slice of art.”
Wall Street Journal

“[This] new book answers questions you probably never asked."
USA Today

“An intensely researched love song to [pizza boxes].”
Wired

“[This] fascinating book shows pizza boxes like you’ve never seen, emblazoned with artful images so original and unexpected they would be at home in a food museum.”
Sacramento Bee

“The detail to which Wiener chronicles the boxes is kind of insane.”
Hyper Allergic

“One of the most effusive displays of love for corrugated cardboard the world will ever know.”
The Independent (UK)

“You may never have thought of old takeaway containers as works of art, but New Yorker Scott Wiener is so obsessed with their myriad designs that he's written an entire book about them."
Time Out (UK)

“Scott has forgotten more about pizza than most people have ever known!”
—Jeffrey Saad, Food Network

“I never thought anybody’d be writing a book about this.”
Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612193076
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,151,746
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

SCOTT WIENER's writing appears online at Serious Eats and on his blog, Scott’s Pizza Journal. His award-winning column, “Man on the Street,” appears monthly in Pizza Today Magazine. He is the founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours, which guides tourists and New Yorkers though the history, science, and culture of New York City pizza (www.scottspizzatours.com). The tours have been featured on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, Lonely Planet, and a host of other outlets. Wiener maintains the world’s largest archive of unique pizza boxes.

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