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The definitive biography of Clarke and a critical survey of his oeuvre--out of print for more than 15 years, now with new images and additional material. 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, over the past two 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.
This book provides a chronological look at his ceaseless and varied output--in Dublin, London, the Aran Islands, Glasgow, Paris, and finally America. In Clarke, a fundamentally Arts and Crafts ideology is fused with a Celtic Revivalist spirit. This is the best and most complete work ever devoted to his career and art, profusely illustrated in b&w and full color.
Note: Copies have slight cover scuffs and or minor corner bumps.
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Item Code HCLIF Publisher History Press Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781845887421 Condition Copies have slight cover scuffs and or minor corner bumps. Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x10 # Pages 384pg Color Partial Color
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