“Unsettled: The Work of Edward Gorey” Opening at Cranbrook Art Museum

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Exhibition features artwork and publications from prolific author and illustrator   Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Aug. 30, 2016 — On September 18, Cranbrook Art Museum will open its latest exhibition, Unsettled: The Work of Edward Gorey, on view in the Museum’s deSalle Gallery through March 12, 2017. The exhibition is a collaboration between Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Library. Gorey is known for his masterful pen-and-ink drawings that illustrate his captivating books, conjuring a vaguely Edwardian world of handcars, boater hats, and Dickensian children. The exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum will feature many of Gorey’s classic texts as well as his experiments with the physical structure of the book—split-pages, doubled-books, accordion formats, postcard sets, and miniature books. Also on view are many of Gorey’s illustrations for other authors, such as Samuel Beckett, Edward Lear, John Updike, T.S. Eliot, and H.G. Wells. In addition, Gorey’s work entered the living rooms of millions through ...

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