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New in paperback, this is the definitive book on the contemporary artist Grayson Perry, famous for his ceramic vases decorated with shocking and unconventional imagery. In this lavishly illustrated monograph, Jacky Klein explores Perry's work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects, such as class or conflict. Her text is complemented by a series of intimate, insightful commentaries on individual pieces by the artist himself. The book features about 150 of Perry's works as well as a rich selection of the visual material that has inspired him, from Afghan war rugs, medieval altarpieces and satirical prints to the paintings of Pieter Brueghel, Anselm Kiefer and the American Outsider artist Henry Darger. With an up-to-date biography, bibliography and exhibition history, this definitive book is the first to explore fully the achievements of Perry's twenty-five-year career.
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Jacky Klein is an art historian and writer specializing in twentieth-century contemporary art. Formerly a curator at London's Hayward Gallery, she is the co-author with Suzy Klein of What Is Contemporary Art? A Children's Guide.Review:
“Several books have been published about Perry, but none is as comprehensive as this one. Highly recommended for students of contemporary art, ceramics, and social commentary.”
- Library Journal
“Challenges us to deal with sex, gender and violence in ways that are unexpected in his chosen methods.... Beautiful book documenting a lovely and fascinating artist.”
“Lavishly illustrated monograph delves into Perry’s exploration of emotional territory that lies outside the world of convention and details his involvement with media often placed at the boundaries between craft and high art.”
- Fiberarts Magazine
“With more than 300 illustrations of both Perry’s works and, in many cases, the imagery that inspired such works, this book is a treat for the eyes.”
- Antiques & the Arts Weekly
“Perry’s first major monograph, showing 150 of his works, not only ceramics but also films and sketchbook pages. In addition, we see some of the objects that have inspired him, from Afghan rugs to medieval altarpieces. Beautiful and troubling.”
- Interior Design
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand new book. DAILY dispatch from our warehouse in Sussex, all international orders sent Airmail. We're happy to offer significant POSTAGE DISCOUNTS for MULTIPLE ITEM orders. Seller Inventory # mon0000239335
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0500289115
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2010. Soft cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. this is a first paperback edition with french flaps in new condition signed by Grayson Perry to a Thames and Hudson bookplate tipped in to the half title page, the book is new, it is not the true first as there was a hardback published before. Please see pics, book wrapped in protective plastic, any questions please ask. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-6037035046