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New Yorkers are particular about pizza, and no one has a well formed opinion than Scott Wiener NewsdayOne of the worlds foremost pizza experts presents 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 Theyve also wrestled with the best way to manufacture a box that can keep a pizza looking and tasting great Here, the worlds expert on pizza boxes presents 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 than five years InViva la Pizza , Wiener traces design trends over the past four decades and profiles some of the worlds 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 worlds favorite foods....

Title : Viva la Pizza!: The Art of the Pizza Box
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ISBN : 1612193072
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Melville House October 21, 2013
Number of Pages : 144 pages
File Size : 671 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Viva la Pizza!: The Art of the Pizza Box Reviews

  • MarkM007
    2018-11-09 07:08

    Talk about one-of-a-kind. I was channel surfing one night and came across a special about Scott Weiner and his amazing pizza box collection. I said to myself, "I have got to buy his book." Glad I did. I learned much about the history of pizza & pizza boxes and totally enjoyed skimming through page after page of colorful artsy pizza boxes from around the world, especially Italy. One interesting fact I gleaned from Scott's book (and there were many) is that it was our very own, USA based Domino's Pizza that introduced the corrugated pizza box to the world in 1966. The Dominos box added insulation and improved stability to pizza boxes containing "steaming hot pizza" that has a tendency to weaken boxes from the inside. While reading the book I was also surprised at how many of the generic type boxes I have seen or received pizza in over the years. From now on I will pay more attention to what my pizza comes in and watch for unique boxes. After reading Scott's book I visited a favorite pizzeria and ordered their super big pizza, about 24 inches in size. A photo is attached. Hey, Scott, have you seen this one before? LOL

  • Richard D. Lehmann
    2018-10-31 10:03

    A very unique book on pizza boxes.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-11 07:59

    Fascinating look at the history of pizza boxes. The stories behind the boxes were fascinating, and we especially enjoyed the section that focused on international pizza boxes.

  • Liz Barrett
    2018-10-26 06:57

    This is the book for anyone who likes art, history, pizza, boxes, pizza boxes, or just plain fun stuff. Scott's been collecting interesting pizza boxes for years (his collection has set records and been displayed in museums!), and now this book lets readers sit down and take a look at the cool graphics and uniquely creative ideas that some pizzerias have used to stand out in a sea of brown cardboard. You'll never look at your neighborhood pizza box the same again.

  • Richardsson55
    2018-11-20 08:04

    Glad I watched 'CBS Sunday Morning' recently and caught the interview with Scott Wiener. What an entertaining read-

  • Cov shopper
    2018-11-12 09:58

    A smart, informative and very readable book, with good illustrations and photos. It offers an interesting look at how pizza became one of America`s favorite foods, and how pizza boxes can portray culture and desires. The section on international pizza boxes is especially fun. It shows how Americans think of pizza as an Italian dish, but in other parts of the world it is seen as American, like at "McBurger`s Pizza" in Kazakhstan! A fun book for history buffs, casual readers or just plain pizza lovers.

  • David Ackerman
    2018-10-24 11:59

    Not what I expected. I really wanted to know more about the photos.

  • Gregory Neal Martin
    2018-11-11 11:59

    Great coffee table book to have and chat about. Thanks