The Idea and Story Without Words

The Idea and Story Without Words

by Frans Masereel
     
 

These two novels-without-words feature evocative woodcuts that encourage the reader's own imagination to create the story line. Created in the 1920s by the acclaimed wood-engraver Frans Masereel, this unique book contains two picture-novels in one. Flip The Idea upside down, and you can look through Story Without Words. The images in The Idea

Overview

These two novels-without-words feature evocative woodcuts that encourage the reader's own imagination to create the story line. Created in the 1920s by the acclaimed wood-engraver Frans Masereel, this unique book contains two picture-novels in one. Flip The Idea upside down, and you can look through Story Without Words. The images in The Idea depict the progress of an idea, in the mysterious form of a woman spirit, as it moves through the world. Story Without Words is a haunting love story rich with symbolism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570625855
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/16/2000
Edition description:
PACKAGE
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.21(d)

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Meet the Author

Frans Masereel (1889-1972) was a Belgian painter and wood engraver who illustrated books by Oscar Wilde, Emile Zola, and Leo Tolstoy. He was most widely known for his novels-without-words and for his antiwar woodcuts that appeared in magazines and newspapers in Europe in the early twentieth century.

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