Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Curious Curio of the Day - Edward Gorey's Elephant House

by Kevin McDermott
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"Elephant House: The Home of Edward Gorey"
provides us with an intimate photographic tour
of Edward Gorey's strange and wonderful house.
Biographical insights and warm reminiscences
by a longtime Gorey confidant, Kevin McDermott.
Relatively few people had the opportunity
to visit Edward Gorey in his home, and among those who did,
even fewer were permitted to see the entire house.
Although Gorey was a kind and openhearted man, he was also a private man,
usually preferring the company of his cats to that of his two-legged acquaintances.
As is true for most of us, our environments reveal much about who we are.
That is certainly the case with Edward Gorey.
His house in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod,
was filled with his multifarious collections of objects,
from books and bottles to finials and rings, stuffed animals and rocks.
He arranged his clutter in an order that made sense only to him.
LOTS more Edward Gorey
and our entire collection at

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love Gorey. He's the reason I became an illustrator. Can't wait till I see his house.