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HENRY DARGER: WITH HENRY DARGER'S THE HISTORY OF MY LIFE. Second edition. Klaus Biesenbach. Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 2014. Published in association with American Folk Art Museum, New York. Original edition published 2009 {Worldwide 136102}. 320 pp. (4 foldout) with 293 ills. (278 col.). 26 x 34 cm. ISBN 9783791349190 In English.
Large format. Publisher's description: Selftaught and working in isolation until his death in 1973, Henry Darger realized an elaborate fantasy world of remarkable beauty and strangeness through hundreds of paintings and an epic written narrative. Angel-like Blengins with butterfly wings, natural catastrophes, innocent girls, and murderous soldiers all appear in Darger's scenes, which are reproduced in this book in doublepage and gatefold illustrations. In the volume's introductory essay, Klaus Biesenbach examines theradical originality of Darger's art, including his use of collage, incorporation of religious themes and iconography, and frequent juxtaposition of innocence with violence. An essay by Brooke Davis Anderson illuminates Darger's source materials and techniques, while another by Michael Bonesteel puts Darger's life in the context of his work. The book also includes Darger's autobiography, "A History of My Life," introduced by Carl Watson. The only book of its kind, Henry Darger offers an authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at an American master.
Artist(s):Darger, Henry
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art
Plans: 74
Worldwide Number: 158205
Hardcover $60.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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