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The World of Edward Gorey by Clifford Ross

The World of Edward Gorey (1996)

by Clifford Ross

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Perennial favorites such as The Doubtful Guest, The Insect God, and The Fatal Lozenge, which have been collected in the award-winning Amphigorey anthologies; set and costume designs for Dracula; illustrations for books such as Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot; and of course the animated credits for the Mystery! series on public television have won Edward Gorey one of the most intensely loyal followings of any... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 18, 2015 |
There is something about the drawings of Edward Gorey that has always fascinated me. What better way to learn more about the style of Gorey through this book. The first portion written by Mr. Ross was more fascinating in comparison to the second portion written by Ms. Wilkins. The first part of this book is an interview between Clifford Ross, showing the eccentricities of Mr. Gorey. The book is packed full of Gorey illustrations! Wonderful collection of some of his best work, which also displayed the different phases of art he created. The second portion of the book was almost like reading someone's doctoral thesis. I guess because I am not really affluent in art techniques and terminologies, I may have felt this was a little boring and over my head in some aspects.
Overall, the book is great for any Gorey enthusiast! ( )
  Kenkwa | Jan 10, 2009 |
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This interview was conducted over a two-day visit to Edward Gorey's Victorian home on Cape Cod in August 1994. A poison ivy vine had made its way through a window casing in the living room.
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Edward Gorey is an author and an illustrator who has carved a unique niche creating macabre graphic novels that are part satire and part social commentary--comics for adults. Though often relating lurid tales of Victorian crime, Gorey eschews blood and gore in favor of atmosphere and humor. Here the editors have collected a representative sample of his work. Ross, an artist, and Wilkin, an art critic, also provide a useful introductory essay on Gorey's work and an informative interview with him. The book includes a complete bibliography and photographs of Gorey's library and studio.

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