'Clear, generous and insightful' - The FT
A major monograph on Grayson Perry exploring the artist's work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects
Klein's text is complemented by intimate and insightful commentaries on individual pieces by the artist himself, giving unique access to his imaginative world and creative processes. Over 175 of Perry's works are illustrated, as well as a rich selection of the visual material that has inspired him, from Afghan war rugs, Sumatran batiks and medieval altarpieces to the paintings of Pieter Bruegel and the American Outsider artist Henry Darger.
This third edition not only has updates throughout, but also includes two new chapters, on the 'House for Essex', designed and built in 2015 with Living Architecture (a UK not-for-profit holiday rental company founded by philosopher and writer Alain de Botton, which aims to promote, educate and enhance appreciation of modern architecture), and on 'Identity Politics', covering new work made since the previous edition of this book was published in 2013.
- Author: Jacky Klein
- Paperback: 348 pages | 434 colour illustrations
- Date published: May 2020 (Third edition)
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500295236
- Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 23.6 cm