Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Frans Masereel

First published in Germany in 1925, THE CITY is a portrait of urban Europe between the wars, told in one hundred woodcuts of exceptional force and beauty.
This is a change in tone, so I beg your pardon in advance if you came here to see fun pictures (after all the name of this blog is Fun All Around). Still, I feel compelled to post the woodcuts of Belgian born artist Frans Masereel from his wordless book THE CITY. The opening quote (as well as these scans) were taken from the 1988 reprint from Schocken Books.

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