Goreys Worlds

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Princeton University Press
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8.5 X 9.5 X 0.7 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author

Erin Monroe is the Robert H. Schutz Jr. Associate Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. She is the author of Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond. Robert Greskovic is a dance critic for the Wall Street Journal and the author of Ballet 101. Arnold Arluke is professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at Northeastern University. His books include Just a Dog and The Photographed Cat. KevinShortsleeve is associate professor of English at Christopher Newport University. His books include Thirteen Monsters Who Should Be Avoided.


"Gorey's Worlds illuminates the complex creations of artist Edward Gorey by examining his art collection, his love of dance, his linguistic play, and his images of animals. Going beyond well-trodden analyses, this book provides new perspectives on the illustrator and his work."--Heather Campbell Coyle, Delaware Art Museum
"Marvellous images by Bonnard, Delacroix, Munch and other celebrated artists and photographers are vividly juxtaposed with Gorey's own drawings, while learned essays explore how his passions for (often surprisingly human) animals and ballet remained a constant presence throughout his career."---Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education
"The title . . . "Gorey's Worlds" is just right for a project that aims to lay out the genealogy of Gorey's artistic imagination, by juxtaposing his own work with works from his collection of drawings, prints, photographs, and paintings by some of the artists who were important to him. . . . In the history of the visual and literary arts Gorey's is a relatively small achievement. But it will endure. Gorey took the exact measure of his imagination. He let it rip--but with the utmost care."---Jed Perl, New York Review of Books