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THE LIFE & WORK OF HARRY CLARKE

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THE LIFE & WORK OF HARRY CLARKE

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First Edition. By Nicola Gordon Bowe. The definitive biography of Clarke and a critical survey of his oeuvre. Stained glass, symbolism, decadence, Celtic mysticism, Art Nouveau, and the Ballets Russes--all these elements claim a place in the the art of Harry Clarke (1887-1931), the Dublin artist now recognized internationally as a bizarre genius of his age. Very Fine. Light shelf wear.

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The definitive biography of Clarke and a critical survey of his oeuvre. Stained glass, symbolism, decadence, Celtic mysticism, Art Nouveau, and the Ballets Russes--all these elements claim a place in the the art of Harry Clarke (1887-1931), the Dublin artist now recognized internationally as a bizarre genius of his age.

As an Irish Symbolist, his work is analogous with that of his friends W.B. Yeats and George Russell (AE), as well as the early James Joyce. AE rightly prophesied the fascination Clarke's work would hold for future generations of collectors. Whether in stained glass or in book illustration, his all-too-rare work has in recent decades become increasingly sought after. His classic Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe was not only one of the most popular illustrated books of its time, but has once again been reprinted (by Calla Books) in a sumptuous edition.

Forewords by Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, John O'Reilly, Peyton Skipwith, and James White. Table of contents, list of illustrations, preface, acknowledgments, introduction. Two appendices, endnotes, bibliography, photographic credits, index. Frontispiece drawing of Clarke. 48 color plates and 190 black and white illustrations. Noted as the first substantial biography of Clarke and critical analysis of his works, fusing Celtic Revivalism with Arts and Crafts ideology.

Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare book. It is not as-new, in "mint" condition. Very Fine. Light shelf wear.

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Item Code RB661
Publisher Irish Academic Press
Publish Date 1989
ISBN 017652452x
Print Status Out of Print
Condition Very Fine. Light shelf wear.
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 301pg
Color Partial Color
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