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“Weirdo Noir” book by Matt Dukes Jordan

The author of the book “Weirdo Deluxe”, is back with a new book talking the gothic and dark art scene. The book is 9″ x 9″, 192 pages and features work from more than 20 artists such as Attaboy, Ana Bagayan, Glenn Barr, Jonathan Bergeron, Ray Ceasar, Jason d’Aquino, Bob Dob, Alex Gross, Sarah Joncas, Annette Hassell, Fred Harper, Dan Kennedy, Laurie Lipton, Travis Louie, Tara McPherson, Skot Olsen, Nathan Ota, Annie Owens, Anthony Pontius, Isabel Samaras, Shag, Dani Tull, Brian Viveros, and Edward Walton Wilcox.
I enjoyed Weirdo Deluxe quite a bit, and this book seems like a good followup. I’m not sure if I agree about the “noir”, or as stated in the description “artists who have embraced the dark side, employing gothic themes in their art.” There are a few artists in that list that have dark works for sure, but maybe I just have a different definition of “dark and gothic”.

Get it here: Chronicle Books, or cheaper at Amazon




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    matt dukes jordan
    Jun 15, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Thank you for the review ! Enjoyed reading it. Glad you like this book and my previous one, WEIRDO DELUXE. I suppose by “noir” art I mean “darkly romantic” — as in the Romantic movement in art and literature – which emphasized extremes of emotion and unconscious imagery. It was a movement that reacted against the (over?) emphasis on reason in the Enlightenment.

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