In Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, more than 175 reproductions offer a rich review of his work, including samples from Edward Gorey's (American, 1925-2000) own books, illustrations produced for other writers, theatrical sets and costume designs, and a wealth of individual pieces, many never before published. Sketches, typewritten manuscripts, doodles, and musings join the generous selection of finished works, which include his trademark finely detailed ink drawings and watercolors.
The text by Karen Wilkin, an expert on Gorey's work and a friend of the artist, offers an intimate review of his career, with insights that provide a fresh understanding of Gorey's life and art.
124 pages with more than 175 color and black-and-white illustrations and exhibition checklist.
Product dimensions: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"