John B. Dancer (nickname Giovanni Ballarini) author Cecilia Mistrali illustrator THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE KITCHEN In this book, the calling card of Fermoeditore, the eminent professor John B. Dancer (alias Giovanni Ballarini) uses examples and formulas to explain how a Great Law dominates the development of the human race: the sum of the kitchen and the bathroom is constant. Numerous transformations of the Great Law allow for an original interpretation of social, economic and biological phenomena, running along the fil rouge of an exasperated, satirical, pseudo-scientific analysis. This playful approach to gastronomy can be likened to a scherzo in the world of music, where the notes are authentic, but all the rest is pure fantasy, fun, and perhaps reality. With the visual – and visionary – comments of Cecilia Mistrali, multi-award-winning illustrator and graphic designer.
Italian version: La scomparsa della cucina
Size 22x22x2 cm, 29 relief illustrations – 108 pages
Cover: hardcover coated in Aswan canvas, printed in one colour with dry debossing.
Inside: “Tatami White Fedrigoni” paper; 29 thick, glossy five-colour screen-printing illustrations printed in such a way as to mimic the graffito style of the original illustrations.