At last -- Dave McKean's landmark Cages as it was meant to be seen and read: a true novel in visual form. Eight years in the making. McKean is an artist with something important to say. In Cages, he has created a fully-realized microcosm, a world consisting of a street, a night club and an apartment house. With this, McKean has a means to comment on mythology, art, God, creation, sex, love and hate. For McKean, Cages is, "the closest I've come to describing my world." And Cages is a beautiful world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mrgan - LibraryThing
A fascinating book, immediately impressive in its sheer physical size and the consistent quality of the varied and often quite ambitious art. The writing swings wildly between enjoyable slices of life ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - caerulius - LibraryThing
This is one of the most beautiful books ever made. Story and illustrations are the handiwork of the brilliant Mr. McKean, and have a subtle whirlwind beauty and thoughtfulness that is simply stupefying. Also, he draws adorable cats. Read full review