Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels

Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels David A. Beronä Peter Kuper
  • Title: Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels
  • Author: David A. Beronä Peter Kuper
  • ISBN: 9780810994690
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels David A. Beronä Peter Kuper Wordless Books The Original Graphic Novels Wordless books were stories from the early part of the twentieth century told in black and white woodcuts imaginatively authored without any text Although woodcut novels have their roots spreading ba
    Wordless books were stories from the early part of the twentieth century told in black and white woodcuts, imaginatively authored without any text Although woodcut novels have their roots spreading back through the history of graphic arts, including block books and playing cards, it was not until the early part of the twentieth century that they were conceived and publi Wordless books were stories from the early part of the twentieth century told in black and white woodcuts, imaginatively authored without any text Although woodcut novels have their roots spreading back through the history of graphic arts, including block books and playing cards, it was not until the early part of the twentieth century that they were conceived and published Despite its short lived popularity, the woodcut novel had an important impact on the development of comic art, particularly contemporary graphic novels with a focus on adult themes.Scholar David A Beron examines the history of these books and the art and influence of pioneers like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Otto N ckel, William Gropper, Milt Gross, and Laurence Hyde among others The images are powerful and iconic, and as relevant to the world today as they were when they were first produced Beron places these artists in the context of their time, and in the context of ours, creating a scholarly work of important significance in the burgeoning field of comics and comics history.
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    1. I chose the Wordless books because I like E illustration of this novel The book had a lot of graphic samples This graphic novel is very detail and you can really tell the story behind this wordless novel I would use this book in the classroom by showing the children the pictures And let them come up with their own stories using their imagination.

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    2. A good starting point for anyone interested in woodcut novels, or simply interested in the history of visual storytelling.Content Beron gives a short historical background to the phenomenon of wordless novels, followed by nine chapters focusing mostly on one artist each, presenting basic facts about their lives and careers and presentations and short analysis of their major works The book finishes with a very short chapter with conclusions and a bibliography of the featured artists Critique Ther [...]

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    3. An awesome and insightful overview of the small canon of wordless black and white novels from the early 20th century, chock full of graphic samples from many of them This book s only shortcoming is that it doesn t depict a complete narrative of picture sequences, which is the real feat of the wordless book It is, however, a fine launching point for discovering the work of Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Otto N ckel, Si Lewen, Helena Bocho kov and many others.

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    4. I made the mistake of not looking at this carefully before buying it s not a collection of woodcut novels but a meditation upon the medium In spite of my oversight I enjoyed this immensely, with detailed research and background on each of the featured authors, and copious amounts of examples from their work enough to convince this guy that they were in fact, complete Perfect for any fan of the genre who would like a little context around the medium and the time it was made.

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    5. Attractive and informative A good beginner s guide to 11 early graphic novels from 1918 to 1951 Although the contents were mostly descriptions of the illustrations, the illustrations themselves are of good quality and colour ones are included in the back.

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    6. Awesome Masreel and Lynd Ward are inspirational artists, and learning about other artists work is always welcome.

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    7. Only useful as the slightest of introductions to the genre, Berona s book summarizes a handful of major works and offers little to no genuine insight into what makes them great.

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    8. Wow This is an amazing collection of the first graphic novels My only complaint, is that I would have liked the full text of some of the harder to get novels.

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    9. Not what I was looking for However, the name book dropping of Understanding Comics and Scott McCloud, R.C Harvey and Will Eisner should prove helpful.

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    10. Grand The art within is jaw dropping.

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