Elegant Enigmas

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Elegant Enigmas

The Art of Edward Gorey

By Karen Wilkin; Edward Gorey (Illustrator); James H. Duff (Foreword by)

Pomegranate Communications, Hardcover, 9780764948046, 123pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

The delightful tales and theatrical drawings of Edward Gorey (American, 19252000) reflect a special kind of genius for what is left unwritten and unseen. In Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, more than 175 reproductions include samples from Goreys books, illustrations produced for other writers, theatrical sets and costume designs, and a wealth of individual pieces, many never before published. Sketches, typewritten manuscripts, doodles, and musings join the generous selection of finished works.