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Gods Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

Gods Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

Gods Man: A Novel in Woodcuts
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Name: Gods Man: A Novel in Woodcuts
Alternate Name: Gods Man: A Novel in Woodcuts 1929
Year of Release: 1929
Author: Lynd Ward
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The most important work of American artist and illustrator Lynd Ward, Gods Man is a powerfully evocative novel, told entirely through woodcuts. Ward (1905–85), in employing the concept of the wordless pictorial narrative, acknowledged his predecessors the European artists Frans Masereel and Otto Nückel. Released the week of the 1929 stock market crash, Gods Man was the first of six woodcut novels that Ward produced over the next eight years. It presents the artists struggles in a world characterized by both innocence and corruptions and can be considered a forerunner of the contemporary graphic novel, popularized by artists such as Daniel Clowes.

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