Famous for his lush early ’60s paintings of cakes and other sweets, this retrospective of Wayne Thiebaud is the definitive book on the seminal American artist. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title, Wayne Thiebaud: A Retrospective is the first major survey in twelve years of the work of one of the most original and accomplished American artists. This large-format book is a retrospective of his work from the 1960s to today, with numerous works coming from the artist’s collection. Like many artists, Thiebaud has held on to some of the best examples of his work from every period. The book also includes his most recent work up to 2012—at 91, Thiebaud is still working from his studio in Sacramento.With more than ninety color illustrations, this book and the exhibition it documents—put together by noted art historian John Wilmerding—reveal the painter to be preoccupied with a larger slice of American life.