The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy (Hardcover)

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By Ursus Wehrli, Geri Born (Photographer), Daniel Spehr (Photographer)
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The modern world can get messy. Fortunately, Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is a man of obsessive order, as he demonstrates with eye-catching surprise in The Art of Clean Up. Already a bestseller in Germany, this compulsive title has sold more than 100,000 copies in less than a year, and the fastidiously arranged images have garnered blog love from NPR, Brain Pickings, swissmiss, and more. Tapping into the desire for organization and the insanity of uber-order, Wehrli humorously categorizes everyday objects and situations by color, size, and shape. He arranges alphabet soup into alphabetical order, sorts the night sky by star size, and aligns sunbathers' accoutrements--all captured in bright photographs sure to astonish even the pickiest of neat freaks.

About the Author

Ursus Wehrli is an award-winning comedian, live performer, and freelance artist. He lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Praise For…

"A surprise on every spread.... The book is a great example of how a compulsion for obsession can make for obsessively interesting art." -

"The photographs are not only visually compelling, but they serve as a fascinating look into an alternative reality in which chaos has given way to careful geometry." - Cool Hunting

"Organizers, prepare to swoon." - Fast

"Ever wish your alphabet soup was actually legible? Your fruit salad arranged into rows? Maybe not, but there's something undeniably pleasing about The Art of Clean Up, a photo book by Swiss comedian and visual artist Ursus Wehrli." -- People magazine

"Brilliant.... There's a cumulative humor to these bright, sharp photographs, and a deep puckish cleverness in Wehrli's choices. It's the rare art book that provokes laughs, while still earning admiration for color and composition; it's funny and beautiful. " - The A.V. Club

"At once utterly delightful and playfully philosophical." - Brain Pickings

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452114163
ISBN-10: 1452114161
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Publication Date: February 19th, 2013
Pages: 48
Language: English