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The Resource Monograph, Chris Ware ; [preface by Ira Glass ; introduction by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman]

Monograph, Chris Ware ; [preface by Ira Glass ; introduction by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman]

Label
Monograph
Title
Monograph
Statement of responsibility
Chris Ware ; [preface by Ira Glass ; introduction by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman]
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Writer of introduction
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A flabbergasting experiment in publishing hubris, [this book] charts the art and literary world's increasing tolerance for the language of the empathetic doodle directly through the work of one of its most esthetically constipated practitioners. For thirty years, writer and artist (i.e. cartoonist) Chris Ware (b. 1967) has been testing the patience of readers and fine art fans with his complicated and difficult-to-comprehend picture stories in the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times and other charitable periodicals-- to say nothing of challenging the walls of the MCA Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art with his unevocative delineations and diagrams. Arranged chronologically with all thoughtful critical and contemporary discussion common to the art book genre jettisoned in favor of Mr. Ware's unchecked anecdotes and unscrupulous personal asides, the author-as-subject has nonetheless tried as clearly and convivially as possible to provide a contrite, companionable guide to an otherwise unnavigable jumble of product spanning his days as a pale magnet for athletic upperclassmen's' ire up to his contemporary life as a stay-at-home dad and agoraphobic graphic novelist. Shrewdly selected personal photos distract from justifiably little-seen early experiments littered among never-before-seen paintings and sculptures, all padded out with high-quality scans of original artwork publicizing jottings, mistakes, blunders and, especially, Mr. Ware's University juvenilia via which the reader can track a general cultural increase in tolerance for quality's decline since his work first came on "the scene." Expensive, heavy, and fashioned from the finest uncoated paper and soy-based ink, this thigh-crushing book is certain to cut off the circulation of all but the most active of comics boosters"--Amazon.com
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10581864
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ware, Chris
Dewey number
741.5973/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Glass, Ira
  • Mouly, Françoise
  • Spiegelman, Art
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ware, Chris
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Ware, Chris
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Monograph, Chris Ware ; [preface by Ira Glass ; introduction by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Ira Glass
  • Introduction
  • Françoise Mouly, Art Spiegelman
Control code
ocn975027608
Dimensions
46 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780847860883
Lccn
2017936074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975027608
Label
Monograph, Chris Ware ; [preface by Ira Glass ; introduction by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Ira Glass
  • Introduction
  • Françoise Mouly, Art Spiegelman
Control code
ocn975027608
Dimensions
46 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780847860883
Lccn
2017936074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975027608

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