Short Life in a Strange World: Birth to Death in 42 Panels

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Price
$32.50  $29.90
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.2 X 9.5 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062931757

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About the Author

Toby Ferris is the creator of "Anatomy of Norbiton," a web-based series of essays on suburban life and universal failure, as seen through the lens of the art of the Renaissance. He lives and works in Cambridge. Short Life in a Strange World is his first book. http: //anatomyofnorbiton.org/

Reviews

โ€œCaptivating...a vibrant portrait of the artist's work and world.... A profusely illustrated, deeply thoughtful meditation.โ€--Kirkus
"Thought-provoking... [Ferris] blends memoir with philosophic meditation on art criticism in his thoughtful debut."--Publishers Weekly
"Oddly charming, deeply intelligent.... Anyone asking questions about their own place in the world might be drawn to these portrayals of ordinary life from almost 500 years ago -- scenes of human beings who work and return home, who carry their kids and tend to chores, who nap, play, eat, drink and do other, less decorous things. And, with the author's help, we look at them more closely than before--Washington Post
"Graceful, transcendent even."--Los Angeles Times