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Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

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A vivid self-portrait in words of one of the great American

artists of the twentieth century. Designed to appeal to Gorey lovers as well as

those seeking an introduction to his work, Ascending Peculiarity includes reproductions of previously unpublished drawings and photographs. Edited by Karen Wilkin.

Edward Gorey's extraordinary and disconcerting books are avidly sought and treasured throughout the world, but until now little has been known about the man himself. While he was notoriously protective of his privacy, Gorey did grant dozens of interviews over the course of his life. And as the conversations collected in this book demonstrate, he proved to be unfailingly charming, gracious, and fascinating.

Here is Gorey in his own words, ruminating on everything from French symbolist poetry to soap operas, from George Balanchine and the unique beauty of ballet to Victorian photographs of dead children. We meet the artist in his ramshackle book-lined studio in Manhattan and his equally bizarre house on Cape Cod. We listen as he describes his legendary upbringing and vast range of influences, as well as how he managed to work amid all his cats.

About the Author

Born in Chicago in 1925, Edward Gorey was one of the most renowned artists and writers of our time. He died in 2000.

Karen Wilkin is a curator and art critic, and coauthor of the acclaimed The World of Edward Gorey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151005048
Subtitle:
Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
Editor:
Gorey, Edward
Author:
Gorey, Edward
Author:
Wilkin, Karen
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. CURA-00-4
Publication Date:
20011009
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 line drawings; black-and-white photog
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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