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Ascending Peculiarity Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey cover
  • ISBN: 9780151005048
  • ISBN10: 0151005044

Ascending Peculiarity Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

by Edward Gorey

  • List Price: $35.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publish date: 10/01/2001
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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lovers as well as those seeking an introduction to his work, Ascending Peculiarity includes reproductions of previously unpublished drawings and photographs.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.
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0151005044. Interviews selected and edited by Karen Wilkin. Illustrations by Edward Gorey throughout. First printing. Fine in a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket.
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