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Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings
Henry Darger
Art and Selected Writings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847822842
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. 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.

Andy Warhol, 365 Takes: The Andy Warhol Museum Collection
Andy Warhol, 365 Takes
The Andy Warhol Museum Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810943298
Presents a fascinating collection of paintings, ephemera, and personal memorabilia from the collection of Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum, accompanied by commentaries from members of the museum staff and quotes from the artist's own writings.
Jan Vermeer
Jan Vermeer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810917378
Provides a comprehensive study of Vermeer's life and work, presents commentaries on his painting techniques, and examines each one of the Dutch artist's authenticated paintings
The Art of Wyland
The Art of Wyland
Hardcover      ISBN: 0963179306
Life Paints Its Own Span: On the Significance of Spontaneous Paintings by Severely Ill Children
Life Paints Its Own Span
On the Significance of Spontaneous Paintings by Severely Ill Children
Paperback      ISBN: 3856305165
The pioneering work, Life Paints Its Own Span, is a comprehensive exposition of Susan Bach's original approach to the physical and psychospiritual evaluation of spontaneous paintings and drawings by severely ill patients. At the same time, this work is a moving record of Susan Bach's own journey of discovery.
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
Paperback      ISBN: 0500271259
Explains the meanings associated with objects, plants, animals, myths, religious symbols, and images in art
Fauvism
Fauvism
Paperback      ISBN: 0500202273
Les Fauves (the wild beasts) was the nickname given in 1905 to a group of painters led by Henri Matisse. Today, their paintings are among the most popular of all twentieth-century art. Yet when Matisse and his friends - Derain, Vlaminck, Marquet, Dufy and Braque among them - first exhibited their work, the reaction of public and critics was astonishment and often hostility. Using strong, even strident, colors, applied in a manner deriving from Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, the Fauves took painting back to its basic principles, inspired by primitive art, popular prints and children's paintings, and paved the way to Cubism. The artists, their work, their relationships, their achievements and the critical and commercial response to their work are discussed in this absorbing book, the first in many years to offer a reappraisal of Fauvism.
Gothic Art
Gothic Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0500200580
An illustrated history of Gothic art tracing its development and its influence on other styles of art
Shaman: The Paintings of Susan Seddon Boulet
Shaman
The Paintings of Susan Seddon Boulet
Paperback      ISBN: 0876544332
Buddhist Art and Architecture
Buddhist Art and Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 0500202656
The hugely diverse Buddhist tradition includes frescoes, statues, embroideries and ritual objects, as well as rock shrines, stupas, pagodas and temple complexes. Fisher describes all the Buddhist schools and cultures, from Tibet and Sri Lanka, to Korea and Japan, and explains their imagery.