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World of Edward Gorey

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The World of Edward Gorey by Clifford Ross
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This volume presents the work of Edward Gorey, the American artist and writer perhaps best known for his witty opening credits for PBS's "Myster!" series and for such books as "Amphigorey", "The Doubtful Guest" and "The Unstrung Heart". Gorey, who died in 2000 at the age of 75 had a loyal following for many books - cherished for their dark humour, hand-lettered tests and spooky pen-and-ink drawings of an Edwardian world. In this volume an informative interview with Clifford Ross, an artist and a long-time friend of Gorey, introduces the reader to Gorey himself. Art critic Karen Wilkin discusses Gorey's style and sets it in the context of narrative art and popular culture.

Author Biography

Clifford Ross, a painter and photographer, is the author of Phantasmagorey: The Work of Edward Gorey (now OP) and the editor of Abrams' Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics (also OP). Karen Wilkin is a curator, art critic, and the author of several monographs on contemporary artists.
Release date NZ
November 4th, 2002
Contributor
Illustrated by Edward Gorey
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
200 illustrations, (24 colour )
Imprint
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Pages
192
Dimensions
229x200x19
ISBN-13
9780810990838
Product ID
1823523

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