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Michael Bonesteel

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: The author lives in Oak Park.

Biography: Mr. Bonesteel is and art critic/editor/jounalist who has devoted 30 years to writing about 'outsider' art and 'sequential' art. He has written for the ''Chicago Reader'', ''Chicago Sun-Times''. He has also made many radio and television appearances, served on many discussion panels and jurored art contests.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Michael Bonesteel on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Henry Darger :
ISBN: 0847822842 OCLC: 45468364

Rizzoli, New York : 2000.

"This book provides the first comprehensive survey of Darger's art and writings. Included are reproductions of approximately 114 of Darger's collage drawings and fifteen selections from his writings, focusing on his life's work, In the Realms of the Unreal, which is an account of a cosmic struggle against child slavery unfolding on a planet vastly larger than our own. This battle between the forces of good - led by the intrepid Vivian sisters - and the evil Glandelinian nations, was illustrated and extended in Darger's art, including the mural size watercolor drawings that represent his mature achievement as an artist."--Jacket.

The prints of John Himmelfarb :
ISBN: 1555952453 OCLC: 61758596

Hudson Hills Press, New York : ©2005.

"As the definitive record of one of America's premier printmakers, the catalogue raisonne of the prints of John Himmelfarb provides a welcome guide to more than 35 years of this master's graphic work. This comprehensive publication spanning his entire career from 1967 to 2004, offers an overview of the artist's development, from the early Landscapes of his Harvard years, through his Grid, Letterform, and Maps and Bridges series, to the Narrative Puzzle Pieces of the present day." "Beginning with an insightful biographical essay by Linda Konheim Kramer, The Prints of John Himmelfarb goes on to include an in-depth discussion of the artist's career by Michael Bonesteel. The complete, illustrated catalogue of his graphic work records precise information on the paper, printers, and technical details of each edition. A full chronology, exhibition history, and extensive bibliography complete a volume that will be of equal interest to scholars, collectors, and libraries as well as to a wide array of devotees of the graphic arts."--Jacket.