Nightmares In Decay

by Harry Clarke

Nightmares In Decay

  • ISBN-13: 9781902197302
  • Author(s): Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated by: Harry Clarke
  • Subject: Art styles not defined by date
  • Publisher: Black Gas Publishing
  • Imprint: Creation
  • Publication Date: 19-08-2010
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£14.95
Often acclaimed as the finest Irish illustrator of all time, Harry Clarke first turned his hand to depicting the works of Edgar Allan Poe around 1914. Poe's work was ideally suited to Clarke, who drew in an intricate style reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley and was fascinated by the weird and macabre. By 1919, Clarke had produced 24 drawings to accompany a new edition of Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Nightmares in Decay features full-page reproductions of all 32 of Clarke's Poe illustrations, as well as a lengthy introduction to Clarke by DM Mitchell.
About the book

Often acclaimed as the finest Irish illustrator of all time, Harry Clarke first turned his hand to depicting the works of Edgar Allan Poe around 1914. Poe's work was ideally suited to Clarke, who drew in an intricate style reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley and was fascinated by the weird and macabre. By 1919, Clarke had produced 24 drawings to accompany a new edition of Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Nightmares in Decay features full-page reproductions of all 32 of Clarke's Poe illustrations, as well as a lengthy introduction to Clarke by DM Mitchell.