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Henry Darger

£28.99

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Now available again in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume presents the iconic American "outsider" artist in a new critical light, locating him as a major figure in the history of contemporary art. Self-taught and working in isolation until his death in 1973, Henry Darger realized an elaborate fantasy world of remarkable beauty and strangeness through hundreds of paintings and an epic written narrative. Angel-like Blengins with butterfly wings, natural catastrophes, innocent girls, and murderous soldiers all appear in Darger's scenes, which are reproduced in this book in double-page and gatefold illustrations. In the volume's introductory essay, Klaus Biesenbach examines the radical originality of Darger's art, including his use of collage, incorporation of religious themes and iconography, and frequent juxtaposition of innocence with violence. An essay by Brooke Davis Anderson illuminates Darger's source materials and techniques, while another by Michael Bonesteel puts Darger's life in the context of his work. The book also includes Darger's autobiography, "A History of My Life," introduced by Carl Watson. The only book of its kind, Henry Darger offers an authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at an American master.



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Author(s):
Klaus Biesenbach
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
335 mm x 260 mm x 2560 g
Edition:
2014 2nd ed.
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3791349198
ISBN-13:
9783791349190
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
Prestel
Title:
Henry Darger

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Now available again in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume presents the iconic American "outsider" artist in a new critical light, locating him as a major figure in the history of contemporary art. Self-taught and working in isolation until his death in 1973, Henry Darger realized an elaborate fantasy world of remarkable beauty and strangeness through hundreds of paintings and an epic written narrative. Angel-like Blengins with butterfly wings, natural catastrophes, innocent girls, and murderous soldiers all appear in Darger's scenes, which are reproduced in this book in double-page and gatefold illustrations. In the volume's introductory essay, Klaus Biesenbach examines the radical originality of Darger's art, including his use of collage, incorporation of religious themes and iconography, and frequent juxtaposition of innocence with violence. An essay by Brooke Davis Anderson illuminates Darger's source materials and techniques, while another by Michael Bonesteel puts Darger's life in the context of his work. The book also includes Darger's autobiography, "A History of My Life," introduced by Carl Watson. The only book of its kind, Henry Darger offers an authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at an American master.



No inscriptions

Author(s):
Klaus Biesenbach
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
335 mm x 260 mm x 2560 g
Edition:
2014 2nd ed.
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3791349198
ISBN-13:
9783791349190
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
Prestel
Title:
Henry Darger

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