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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Gentle rubbing to extremities. National Council of Teachers of English. Told me I needed to read it. I thought that this would take longer to read, but I have to say that it is still time well spent. Courier CorporationMar 1, – Design – pages. I give the story a 3, and the artwork a overall a 4. After giving away all his money, he is unable to pay for his food and tries to bargain using his painting, but unsuccessfully.

He signs it, becomes a wildly successful painter, and yet—he is unhappy. German Expressionism is Though it is my first attempt at his work, I am in love with Lynd Ward’s style. The young artist goes into the city and quickly becomes a successful artist with a good apartment and beautiful girlfriend, all arranged by a manager. The Art of the Woodcut: With a preface by Barry Moser, and an introduction two essays by Lynd Ward.

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In the book, one of the women who had been possessed revealed that as a child she had often read a book of pictures from her parents’ bookcase called “Gods’ Man. I had to study each picture carefully to understand what was happening. Until now, Gods’ Man has only been widely available in high-priced original editions. Though it is my first attempt at his work, I am in love with Lynd Ward’s style.


He attacks a guard to escape and makes his way out of the city where he is cared for by a kind woman who has a herd of animals. As such, it is a reverse or backward art, and perhaps all amn backward artists are, to quote another engraver, of the devil’s party whether they know it or not.

It all feels dirty. Owner’s name on fep. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. A Milt Gross Comic Reader. At the time this book seemed voluptuous and dangerous, but it also seemed to inhabit the worlds of high art and high morality. A tight solid book despite its wear to the edges; first endpaper has a small chip to the top; slightly cocked.

This is a wordless novelgds sort-of proto-graphic novel. Ward’s work overruns its own moralism to expand the mind with an energy and vigor unknown to artists whose aspirations remain confined to the homely and the secular.

The book was written in the ‘s, and is a precursor of later graphic novels. Michael Pyron, Bookseller Published: First published in November to robust sales.

December 2nd printing 1 month after the 1st illustrated boards with paper label to spine ownership ink to 2nd free endpaper otherwise tight and unmarked. A Novel in Woodcuts By: Secondly, what seems interesting is that the artist is reduced to making the deal not because he isn’t a good artist, or because he vainly wants all knowledge and talent, it is rather because he has eaten his meal and hods pay for it. However, he soon realizes that his girlfriend is nothing more than a paid escort arranged by his manager, and the artist suffers a shock when he stumbles through the city wad becomes disillusioned as he can now see the corruption of money everywhere he looks, even in the church.

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As a Christian I find it almost laughable that a girl was supposedly possessed with the aid of this “book. The longer crease measures 5” long. And so he runs away to the mountains to build a more simple, happy life complete with loving wife and child.

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I would like to frame some pages I noticed one of the woodcuts was adopted as a cover for Dostoevsky’s Demons. Other than a couple of specs on the black rear board and some light foxing on the top page edge–this would be a fine copy.

Gibbons Limited preview – You know how it is. Released the week of the stock market crash, Gods’ Man was the first of six woodcut novels eard Ward produced over the next eight years. I went back and flipped through it a copule more times enjoying some of th being a big fan of Maus and Persepolis, it was interesting to read one of the earliest precursors to the graphic novel.

Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

The story is melodramatic, the ending predictable, the main character’s motivation ultimately obscure, ironically because there is no way for the format to communicate in a manner mam obvious.

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. A Novel in Woodcuts Gods’ Man: