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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Six Novels in Woodcuts. Passioante who bought this item also bought. German publisher Kurt Wolff released an inexpensive “people’s edition” of the book in Germany with an introduction by German novelist Thomas Mannand the book went on to sell overcopies in Europe. Produced inPassionate Journey uses Masereel’s simple and precise woodcuts to present a story of one paseionate life and loves in post-World War I Berlin.

Although it’s an illustrated story, it’s not for children. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: Get to Know Us. The Original Graphic Novels. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Toastmilke rated it it was amazing Oct passoonate, We see that life in an uneven, even surreal pace.

Each successive reading takes longer as you discover and savor character, plot and craft.

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The young artist enters a city by railroad and walks crowded streets with bemused amazement. I pulled it out from my bookshelf recently and had a much deeper appreciation of it the masegeel time around.


At five his father died, and his mother remarried to a doctor in Ghentwhose political beliefs left an impression on the young Masereel. Ships from and sold by Amazon. In his introduction, Thomas Mann instructs the reader to “Darken the room! Life is, after all, a collection of experiences.

Write a customer review. Great piece of work. I’ve read this over and again. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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English Choose a language for shopping. A series of woodcuts telling a story of mostly everyday encounters. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. It’s easy to enjoy – so go ahead, enjoy it. Had to read for a class. He also takes trips to different passionatf around the world. For those interested in Graphic Novels – readers and artists alike – it’s an amazing example of the genre.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Sequences of unrelated images seem to compress years into just a few pages. The period frorn ] to set o firm foundotion for Mosereel’s future ortwork, ond he built friendships with mony prominent wrilers, such os Romoin Rollond, Stefon Zweig, Roiner Morio Rilke, ond Hermonn Hesse. An edition did not passonate print in England until Redstone Press published one in the s.

Artists creoted works thst were the ontithesis of everything trodilionol, exemplified by the Dodo movement in ort; consequently, this seemed on opportune iime for the creotion of “wordless” books.


The populority o[ Mosereel wos due in lorge port to the interest ond enthusiosm o[ the Germon publisher Kurt Wolff, who published cheop editions of Mosereel’s distinctive books for the geneiol public. For us, such journeys seem to end very close to where they began. Preview — Passionate Journey by Frans Masereel. A wordless book for the Seeker. A contemporary of Kathe Kollwitz and George Grosz, his “novels-without-words”–completely composed of woodcuts–have been neglected in the States.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. At least I had the uncensored version. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. I will keep this one. He doesn’t rise above or sink below anyone else, except in the usual ways. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Product details File Size: Dec 11, Curses rated it liked it. Caligari” and the styles are similar.

Look it up and enjoy. Most characters are given simple, passive expressions, which provides emphatic contrast with characters expressing more explicit emotion—love, despair, ecstasy. Images in the public domain in the United States but not in their source countries.