253pp. Numerous color plates. Slight edgewear, one closed tear to dust jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: In the quarter century since the death of Henry Darger--and the discovery of the astonishing cache of artworks and writings he left behind--this reclusive Chicago janitor has become recognized as one of the most important outsider artists of the twentieth century in America.
This book provides the first comprehensive survey of Darger's art and writings. Included are reproductions of approximately 114 of Darger's collage drawings and fifteen selections from his writings, focusing on his life's work. In the Realms of the Unreal, which is an account of a cosmic struggle against child slavery unfolding on a planet vastly larger than our own. This battle between the forces of good--led by the intrepid Vivian sisters--and the evil Glandelinian nations, was illustrated and extended in Darger's art, including the mural-size watercolor drawings that represent his mature achievement as an artist.
Michael Bonesteel, a Chicago-based art critic and authority on outsider art, provides an introduction to Darger's work and narrates the Dickensian circumstances of his childhood which, along with his profound religious faith and doubt, shaped his extraordinary sensibility. A true American original, Henry Darger combined an unquestionable innocence with a dark and sometimes deeply disturbing vision to create a body of work of originality and lasting impact.
Críticas: The voluminous works of Henry Darger were discovered after his death in 1973 by his landlord in a crowded and almost derelict apartment on Chicago's Northside. Among the piles of newspapers, magazines, and hundreds of balls of twine were scrapbooks made from telephone books and an entire lifetime of creative work. Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings is an amazing window into the extraordinary world of this outsider artist.
In order to escape his unhappy childhood in a mental institution and his reclusive adult life, Darger created his own salvation in the form of an intricate fantasy world of drawings and stories revolving around a set of little girl heroines, with vivid watercolors and collages of children engaged in battles against their enemies. The images are violent and strange, yet they achieve a fragile beauty. His work has taken a long time to gain attention in part due to his disturbing "obsession with little girls ... as hermaphrodites with small penises--and worse, a significant number of works that graphically depicted the strangulation, evisceration, and wholesale slaughter of children." Beyond the graphic nature of the artwork is a story that intertwines religion, superstition, loneliness, and bravery. This remarkable book offers the chance to take a journey through the life, mind, and creative process of a true artist, and it includes entries from his personal diaries and chapters from his fictional saga, "In the Realms of the Unreal." --J.P. Cohen
Título: Henry Darger. Art and Selected Writings
Año de publicación: 2000
Condición del libro: Fine
Descripción Rizzoli, 2000. Large Hardcover, fully illus. Estado de conservación: Fine+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Book with no defects. NO notes. No names or markings of ANY kind. DJ with nicked spine head and crimping across top edge. Else bright, not rubbed. Unclipped, unpriced DJ ; Ships in a box, USA; Oblong Small 4to; 255 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 40560
Descripción Rizzoli, New York, 2000. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Oblong 4to, 256pp. Profusely illustrated in color. Hardcover, bound in original cloth with dustjacket. In excellent condition. Tight binding and crisp, unmarked, interior. The dustjacket is protected in a new clear Mylar wrapper. A beautiful copy, as new. Nº de ref. de la librería 008509
Descripción Rizzoli, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Darger, Henry Ilustrador. 254 pages, profuse color illustrations. Jacket has some surface rubbing, no tears. . Book is clean and tight, no inscriptions or markings. Size: 11 x 9 3/4". Nº de ref. de la librería 041025
Descripción Rizzoli, 2000. Estado de conservación: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_usedgood_0847822842
Descripción Rizzoli. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0847822842 VG+/VG- oblong cloth in excellent shape; DJ has a few creases and crimps but no tears or rips. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1007107
Descripción Rizzoli. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0847822842 Book in excellent shape; DJ has minor rubbing along edges. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1007205
Descripción Rizzoli, New York, 2000. First Edition. 25 x 27 cm 254 pp with colour illustrations throughout. Hbk. very good in lightly worn and nicked dustwrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería 9902
Descripción Rizzoli International Publications 2000-12, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 0847822842. Nº de ref. de la librería 561266
Descripción Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 2000. Boards. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Henry Darger Ilustrador. First Edition. Excellent book of this artists illustrations and selected writings, 255 pages in very bright clean condition, many full colour illustrations, icluding some larger fold out pages, all present plus very informative text, Dustwrapper is also bright and clean just the very lightest of rubbing to extreme edges of wrapper, not price clipped. HEAVY BOOK 1.8 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGES. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Size: 11x 9¼ Inches. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 007490
Descripción Rizzoli, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Nº de ref. de la librería GD-064-24-7982807