Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Woodcutter, painter, cosmopolitan and Belgian-born Frans Masereel (–) was one of the greatest woodcut artists of the twentieth century. . Masereel’s Passionate Journey occurs entirely in his series of woodcuts, rather like a black-and-white movie, as Thomas. Passionate Journey has ratings and 18 reviews. Produced in , Passionate Journey uses Masereel’s simple and precise woodcuts to present a story of. Results 1 – 30 of 97 Passionate Journey by Frans Masereel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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As with Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” this book celebrates the ordinary.

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Apr 21, Morgan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: One of these items ships sooner than the other. Share your passionage with other customers. It’s a life-changing event, and sets the anonymous man off on a lengthy voyage, perhaps to lose himself or to find himself again.

He used brushes ond lndio ink to cre- ote bold block-ond-white imoges thot would eosily cotch the eye of the reoder. Jul 30, Jan Rog rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This page was last edited on 14 Julyat The pictures have to tell the whole story.

Passionate Journey by Frans Masereel

Masereel’s medium is the woodcutand the images are in an emotional, allegorical style inspired by Expressionism. In most cases, this means that it was first published prior to January 1, see the template documentation for more cases.

Other times, long uourney examine individual stories in detail – the adoption of a daughter, his happiness in her, and her final illness and death may be the most moving. Produced inPassionate Journey uses Masereel’s simple and precise woodcuts to present a story of one man’s life and loves in post-World War I Berlin. The crowd and surroundings excite him, as does the mechanism of the train itself. A must read for any graphic artist or comic fan.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Please try again later. Didn’t really work for me as a cohesive whole though. She morried o doctor who hod strong sociolist con- victions ond become on eorly role model for the young Maserreel, who regulorly ioined his stepfother in demonstrotions ogoinst sociol iniuslices such os the jokrney conditions of the textile workers in Ghent.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The crowd and surroundings excite him, as does the mechanism of the train itself. It’s easy to enjoy – so go ahead, enjoy it. He’s not all that special – he’s not a great hero, leader, or lover, though he’s each at one point or another.

Set up a giveaway. My original copy has been with me since I was a college student, and it has traveled to Spain with me, all through the United States, and down the Amazon River. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Had to read for a class. Skip to main content. I think things over a hundred years old should be free though. Beyond the introduction by Thomas Mann, it will take you about ten minutes to look at the woodcuts that tell the story. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Its success encouraged other publishers to print wordless novels, and the genre flourished in the interwar years. Amazon Rapids Fun stories maseereel kids on the go.

His spirit rises from him, stomps on the heart of his dead body, and waves to the reader as it sets off across the universe. Has not this passionate journey had an incomparably deeper and purer impact on you than you have ever felt before? Von welcher allbeliebten Unterhaltung glaubt ihr euch hingenommen, wenn auch auf unvergleichlich innigere und reinere Weise hingenommen, als es euch dort denn doch wohl je zuteil geworden? He returns to the city life, and eventually retires. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


In contrast to the works of Masereel’s imitators, the images do not form an unfolding sequence of actions but are rather like individual snapshots of events in the protagonist’s life. This Dover edition is a beautiful reproduction, with richly saturated blacks but paper opaque enough to keep each page from bleeding through. Hardcoverpages.

Masereel’s work was lauded in the art world in the earlier half of the 20th century, but has since been neglected outside of Western comics circles, where Masereel’s wordless novels are seen as anticipating the development of the graphic novel. The tale is about one man’s journey through life and he goes through heaps of things There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop: It is by turns comic and tragic: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mosereel’s first wordless efforts, Debout les morts lArise Ye Deodl ond les Morts Pqrlent The Deod Speakpublished in 7, were more like the print olbums of the doy; their sublect motter wos the disosters of the wor.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Those expunged woodcuts were the ones that stuck out for me before I read that that had been cut in some editions.