The City: A Vision in Woodcuts (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

The City: A Vision in Woodcuts (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Frans Masereel

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0486447316

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"An absolute song for an ongoing visit with timelessness." — The New York Times
This graphic novel by an Expressionist master offers a stunning depiction of urban Europe between the world wars. First published in Germany in 1925, it presents unforgettable images from the tense and dynamic Weimar period, rendered in 100 woodcuts of remarkable force and beauty.
A pacifist during World War I, Belgian-born Frans Masereel (1889-1972) sympathized with the struggles of the working classes and strived to make his art accessible to ordinary people. His evocative woodcuts convey scenes of work and leisure, wealth and deprivation, and joy and loneliness. Banned by the Nazis, Masereel's works were championed in Communist countries; however, the artist steered clear of political affiliations. His clarity of vision transcends any propagandist use of the images, which stand as timeless indictments of oppression and injustice.
Thomas Mann described Masereel's works as "so strangely compelling, so deeply felt, so rich in ideas that one never tires of looking at them." Epic and unflinching in its scope, The City continues to influence modern fine and graphic art, while recapturing the mood of a vanished era.

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THE CITY A Vision in Woodcuts FRANS MASEREEL DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC. MINEOLA, NEW YORK Bibliographical Note This Dover edition, first published in 2006, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published as Die Stadt by Kurt Wolff Verlag AG, Munich, in 1925. The blank pages backing up the woodcut illustrations have been eliminated for this Dover edition. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Masereel. Frans. 1889–1972. [Stadt. English] The city : a

vision in woodcuts / Frans Masereel. p. cm. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-44731-5 (pbk.) ISBN-10: 0-486-44731-6 (pbk.) 1. Masereel. Frans. 1889–1972—Catalogs. 2. City and town life in art—Catalogs. I. Title. NE1155.5.M3A4 2005 769.92—dc22 2005054942 Manufactured in the United States by Courier Corporation 44731604 www.doverpublications.com THE CITY A Vision in Woodcuts “This is the city and I am one of the citizens, Whatever interests the rest interests me….” –Walt Whitman

vision in woodcuts / Frans Masereel. p. cm. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-44731-5 (pbk.) ISBN-10: 0-486-44731-6 (pbk.) 1. Masereel. Frans. 1889–1972—Catalogs. 2. City and town life in art—Catalogs. I. Title. NE1155.5.M3A4 2005 769.92—dc22 2005054942 Manufactured in the United States by Courier Corporation 44731604 www.doverpublications.com THE CITY A Vision in Woodcuts “This is the city and I am one of the citizens, Whatever interests the rest interests me….” –Walt Whitman

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