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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Well worth checking out for the beauty of the woodcuts alone. Do group readings count? This edition is published without the blank pages that backed up the woodcut illustrations in the original edition.

Ward 85in employing the concept of the wordless pictorial narrative, acknowledged his predecessors the European artists Frans Masereel The story is a very old one, i. The book is certainly unique in the literary world, but there is a reason that it is so positively received by so many — it is a truly wonderful experience. A square solid tight clean un-read very near new copy.

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Lightly rubbed at edges, spine cloth mildly rubbed at top. Ships with Tracking Number! Lynd Wards’ debut woodcut novel is a mysterious journey of an artist navigating the dark world of commerce, exploitation, sex, beauty and deception.

Without any disguise or flowery cover-up plot, it straightforwardly depicts a young artist heading lyndd the carnival of earthly delights that is The City and quickly becoming disillusioned. To bring this disorderly rumination to an end: Snag and shallow loss to the cloth at the crown of the spine; boards with minor fading and shelfwear; minor cornerwear, still sharp.


A poor artist signs a contract with a masked stranger, who gives him a magic brush, with which the artist rapidly rises in the art world. Feb 06, Peter Bibler rated it really liked it. There he encountered German Expressionist art, and read the wordless novel The Sun [c] ,a modernized version of the story of Icarustold in sixty-three wordless woodcut prints, by Flemish woodcut artist Frans Masereel — 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.

I kept it on a small table reserved for things I’m in the middle of reading and after a few days eard became obscured by titles such as “The Giving Tree” an awful moral. He signs it, becomes a wildly successful painter, and yet—he is unhappy. Fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers. A legendary book and a major influence on what we now mzn ‘graphic novels.

The artist is jailed for it, but he escapes, and a mob chases him from the city. Someone might want to try it out. Number 38 in an edition limited to copies for sale. 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 as Daniel Clowes.

There are multiple extremely tiny stains on the back cover. Until now, Gods’ Man has only been widely available in high-priced original editions.

A Wordless Novel – Gods’ Man

Gibbons Limited preview – Ward was also famous for his wood engravings, which are featured in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad. The allegory is clear: Ward uses symbolic contrast of dark and light to emphasize the corruption of the city, where even in daylight the buildings darken the skies; in the countryside, the scenes are bathed in natural light.


A good copy only in the publisher’s illustrated paper over boards with black cloth spine and applied label. The wood cuts are gorgeous, similar to German Expressionism of that era.

Labunski to compose it. He removes the mask and the artist slides back in shock and horror, falling down the precipice to his death.

The woodcuts kan are beautiful, heavily reliant on the individual lines and their play on occupied vs. Flat out amazing, from an art standpoint–gorgeous woodcuts. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Perhaps it is strange to write a book review on something that has no words, but nevertheless, here I am. The story is compelling and thought-provoking. A novel in woodcuts Lynd Ward Courier CorporationMar 1, – Design – pages.

Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts – Lynd Ward – Google Books

Sign In Register Help Cart. Eventually the two fall in love and have a child. The Demands of Holocaust Representation. Gods’ Man remains Ward’s best known and most widely read wordless novel. No eBook available Amazon. Each copy is Signed by the Author.