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Corporate Author Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, author, organizer, host institution.

Title Gorey's worlds / Erin Monroe ; with contributions by Robert Greskovic, Arnold Arluke, and Kevin Shortsleeve.

Publication Info. Hartford, Connecticut : Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ; Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    741.973 Gorey,E WAD    Available
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Description ix, 149 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Gorey's Worlds, organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-141) and index.
Contents Gorey's worlds : seen and imagined / Erin Monroe -- The man who wanted to be entertained / Robert Greskovic -- Understanding Gorey's human-animal world / Arnold Arluke -- Edward Gorey : nonsense, surrealism and silent matter / Kevin Shortsleeve.
Summary "The illustrator, designer, and writer Edward Gorey (1925-2000) is beloved for his droll, surreal, and slightly sinister drawings. Gorey's Worlds delves into the numerous and surprising cultural and artistic sources that influenced Gorey's unique visual language. A variety of objects shaped his artistic mindset, from popular culture to the more than 26,000 books he owned and the works of art in his vast collection. This collection, which Gorey gifted to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art upon his death, is diverse in style, subject, and media, and includes prints by Eugene Delacroix, Charles Meryon, Edvard Munch, and Odilon Redon; photographs by Eugene Atget; and drawings by Balthus, Pierre Bonnard, Charles Burchfield, Bill Traylor, and Edouard Vuillard. The essays in Gorey's Worlds also examine such consuming passions as animals-cats in particular-and ballet. Featuring a sumptuous selection of Gorey's creations alongside his fascinating and diverse collections, Gorey's Worlds reveals the private world that inspired one of the most idiosyncratic artists of the twentieth century."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000 -- Exhibitions.
Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Private collections -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Monroe, Erin, author.
Greskovic, Robert, author.
Arluke, Arnold, author.
Shortsleeve, Kevin, author.
Tacoma Art Museum, host institution.
ISBN 9780691177045 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
069117704X (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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