Grayson Perry

The Vanity of Small Differences


An updated and expanded third edition of the definitive book on Grayson Perry, bringing the reader right up to date with the work of the Turner Prize-winning artist


ISBN: 9780500295236 Category:


In this major monograph on Grayson Perry, now updated and expanded, writer and art historian Jacky Klein explores the artist’s work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects. Klein’s text is complemented by intimate and perceptive commentaries by Perry on individual pieces, giving unique access to his imaginative world and creative processes. This third edition not only has updates throughout, but also includes two new chapters, on the ‘House for Essex’, designed and built in 2015 with Living Architecture (a UK not-for-profit holiday rental company founded by philosopher and writer Alain de Botton, which aims to promote, educate and enhance appreciation of modern architecture), and on ‘Identity Politics’, covering new work made since the previous edition of this book was published in 2013.

Additional information

Weight 2235 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 29.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 16 September 2020
Number of pages 348
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Caroline Douglas, Text by Suzanne Moore, Adam Lowe, and Grayson Perry
Dimensions 23.7 x 29.4 cm
Weight 2235 g


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Jacky Klein is an art historian, publisher and broadcaster specializing in 20th-century and contemporary art. She has presented and contributed to a range of radio and television programmes for the BBC, Bloomberg TV, Tate, the Art Fund and Christie's, and has taught at a number of arts institutions including the Courtauld Institute, University College London, Christie's Education and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is co-author of What is Contemporary Art? A Children's Guide, also published by Thames & Hudson.