Fourth printing of this striking wordless novel, Ward's first, that follows an artist who sells his soul for a magic paintbrush.
Very good plus.
"[A]s the pages are turned, the narrative relationship between each print transpires almost magically." — David. A. Beronä
Lynd Ward relates this dark and atmospheric story through the bold geometry of Art Deco. Influenced by German Expressionism and Frans Masereel, Ward's sequential wood engravings feature stark contrasts that add weight to the narrative. Ward's exaggerated perspectives would later be adopted by graphic novels and comics, influencing generations of sequential artists. Overall, a handsome copy of a book often found in lesser condition.
Read more: Pip Dickens, "Out of the Shadows... The Wordless Graphic Novels of Lynd Ward," Graphic Novels ReOPeN; David. A. Beronä, Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels.
New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, (1930). Full title: God's Man: A Novel in Woodcuts. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Head edge stained black, fore-edge machine deckle. Black endpapers. Black-and-white pictorial title page with black-and-white illustrations throughout.  leaves, printed recto only. Some moderate toning overall. Shelfwear/rubbing to extremities. Slight lean. Else sound and sound.
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