Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings

April 24th, 2009, 1:31 pm by Sara

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I’ve been a Henry Darger fan for a number of years now and I still think that his works are better seen in person, but failing that, this is the most comprehensive Darger reference available. It starts with a 30 page essay by Michael Bonesteel and includes a lot of biographical information including the Elsie Paroubek story. I find the colors a little more saturated than the works I’ve seen in person, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It measures 11 inches by 10 inches in size and includes more than 200 pages of color reproductions, photos of his work area and a satisfying variety of excerpts from his writings, including The Realms, The History of My Life and Book of Weather Reports. Buy this one for yourself.

Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings

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