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Henry Darger

Author: Klaus Biesenbach; Brooke Davis Anderson; Michael Bonesteel; Carl Watson; Henry Darger
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel ; New York : In cooperation with the American Folk Art Museum, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at American master Henry Darger (1892-1972). Presents his art and an exploration of his complex role in the art of our time.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Darger; Henry Darger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Biesenbach; Brooke Davis Anderson; Michael Bonesteel; Carl Watson; Henry Darger
ISBN: 9783791342108 379134210X
OCLC Number: 756471877
Notes: Includes folded pages.
Description: 319 s. : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 x 34 cm
Contents: Excerpt from Girls on the run / John Ashbery --
Introduction: American innocence / Klaus Biesenbach --
The art of Henry Darger --
Sources and drawings : a portfolio --
An artist's studio at 851 Webster Avenue / Brooke Davis Anderson --
Plates --
The life of Henry Darger --
Henry Darger's great crusade, crisis of faith, and last judgment / Michael Bonesteel --
The metaphysics of wreckage : introduction to the autobiography of Henry Darger / Carl Watson --
The history of my life / Henry Darger.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Klaus Biesenbach ; contributions by Brooke Davis Anderson, Michael Bonesteel and Carl Watson ; with Henry Darger's The history of my life.

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"With scant but dense information about Darger's life and artistic contribution, the book allows viewers all the delight, awe, repulsion, sorrow, and wonder his oeuvre inevitably elicits." --Rain Taxi Read more...

 
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