The World of Edward Gorey, now in paperback, is the first major book on the devilishly amusing American artist and writer perhaps best known for his witty opening credits for PBS's Mystery! series and for such books as Amphigorey, The Doubtful Guest, and The Unstrung Heart. |
Gorey, who died in 2000 at the age of 75, had one of the most intensely loyal followings of any artist; most of his many books-cherished for their dark humor, hand-lettered texts, and sophisticated, spooky pen-and-ink drawings of an Edwardian world-are still in print. Here, an extensive, informative interview with Clifford Ross, an artist and a longtime friend of Gorey, introduces the reader to Gorey himself. Art critic Karen Wilkin leads us on a voyage through Gorey's world, discussing Gorey's unmistakable style and setting it in the context of narrative art and popular culture. With 200 superb reproductions, this book is the ultimate gift for all of Gorey's many fans.