Edward Gorey: Mysterious Messages, Cryptic Cards, Coded Conundrums, Anonymous Notes Book of Postcards
Much of Edward Gorey's art is filled with clandestine note-passing, puzzling messages, mysterious looks. What does it all mean? The master of the unseen and unwritten leaves that up to you, with these 30 enigmatic drawings. The selection brings together illustrations he created for the Mystery! television series, National Postcard Week, and books such as The Remembered Visit, The Glorious Nosebleed, and The Object Lesson, along with individual stand-alone drawings.
30 color and black-and-white reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection
• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection • Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images • Informative introductory text • Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages • Perforated for easy removal • Oversized postcards may require additional postage • Pomegranate’s books of postcards feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in. Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.
Artist and author Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) is beloved for the boundless imagination and sharp humor exhibited in his more than 100 published works. Gorey was also a set and costume designer for innumerable theater productions, including a staging of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for which he won a Tony. He had a profound affection for literature, film, ballet, and animals. Cats and other odd creatures appear in many of his crosshatched illustrations. His humorously unsettling drawings of vaguely Victorian innocents facing unfortunate ends became familiar to a wide audience after appearing in the opening credits of the PBS television series Mystery! Gorey’s Cape Cod home, a veritable cabinet of curiosities, is now a museum celebrating his life and work.
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