Results 1 – 16 of 16 GODS MAN: A NOVEL IN WOODCUTS by Ward, Lynd and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Find Gods’ Man by Ward, Lynd at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. The most important work of American artist and illustrator Lynd Ward, “Gods’ Man ” is a powerfully evocative novel, told entirely through woodcuts. Ward (

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The story is clear, but not original–follows a predictable Faustian template. A woman who lives in the woods bods him and brings him back to health. Do group readings count? This genre preceded the modern graphic novel, but it is very different in that there are no words beyond signs I thought that this would take longer to read, but I have to say that it is still time well spent.

It presents the artist’s 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 ware Daniel Clowes. This page was last edited on 2 Aprilat The Brush, The Mistress.

The story–the artist in a world of corrupting commerce, exploiters, and love and beauty–may be old hat now, but was probably fresher in the ‘s.

The spine is sound and the label is darkened and discolored. An Art Deco Graphic Masterpiece. What is it about these images, their incised black-and-white edges perfectly miming their binary moralism and their cutting sincerity and fury, that impresses itself on the mind? Our hero leaves Babylon and finds a wife among the mountains, with whom he has a son, also destined for the artistic life; the ware family revels amid the sublime heights in images that will inevitably call to mind fascist kitsch.


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A Wordless Novel – Gods’ Man

Nearly square trade paperback, pictorial lightly soiled white covers. But ah, he signed the contract and the shadowy figure eventually, tragically, comes to collect.

University of Minnesota Press. My mom owned an edition of this from the ‘s and I would read waed as a child, thumbing to the scenes of the dark-eyed temptress.

Gods’ Man – Wikipedia

A novel in woodcuts Lynd Ward I really, really concentrated on it so I didn’t miss anything. Ggods, since there are no words, we are left to guess at what the contract might say.

Feb 06, Peter Bibler rated it really liked it. Black cloth with paper labels, top edge stained black, other edges untrimmed. Views Read Edit View history. Hods most important work of American artist and illustrator Lynd Ward, Gods’ Man is a powerfully evocative novel, told entirely through woodcuts.

Signed by Ward on the copyright page. Product Description Product Details The most important work of American artist and illustrator Lynd Ward, Gods’ Man is a powerfully evocative novel, told entirely through woodcuts. Signed by Barry Moser on the limitation page.

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Publisher’s black top stain. Gibbons Limited preview – The man reveals himself and the deal he had signed in the beginning it turned out to be he signed a contract with death. Staterd Fifth Printing, October This top-quality, low-cost republication of Ward’s masterpiece will be welcomed by collectors of his work as well as by readers new to his achievement. On an interesting note: The only two things I knew about the book were that it was originally drawn in woodcuts, and that it was completely silent – that is, it had no words.


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Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward

Fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers. To bring this disorderly rumination to an end: Something seems to demand that truly great art skirt the edge of tastelessness, and that it be complex only incidentally, as a side-effect of trying to be absolutely simple. The Cooper Hewitt Library regularly collaborates with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on exhibitions and publications, providing images, books and other related materials from our Special Collections that complement the theme of a show.

Left-leaning artists and writers admired the book, and Ward frequently received poetry based on it. Released the week of the stock market crash, “Gods’ Man” was the first of six woodcut novels that Ward produced over the next eight years.

First Edition, Sixth Printing. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. I’m glad there are no words in the book, because it forces the reader to really search the pictures for meaning and leaves more room for interpretation and emotion than sometimes text does.