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    DescriptionThis is an important collection of black and white woodcut art that documents the influential precursors to the modern graphics of today."Wordless books" were stories from the early part of the twentieth century told in black and white woodcuts, imaginatively written without any text. They are the precursor to today's graphic novels. Scholar David A. Berona examines the history of these books and the art and influence of pioneers like Masereel, Lynd Ward, Otto Nuckel, William Gropper, Milt Gross and Laurence Hyde among others. The images are powerful and iconic and as relevant to the world of today as they were when they were created. Berona places these works in the context of their time and in the context of ours, creating a scholarly work of importance and significance in the burgeoning field of comics and comics history.

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    Wordless Books
    The Original Graphic Novels
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David A. Berona, Introduction by Peter Kuper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780810994690
    ISBN 10: 0810994690

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    Libri: I-GV
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02000000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC1
    BISAC V2.8: LIT017000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 769.9/041
    LC classification: NE1095 .B47 2008
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 769.9041
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    cl / bw224 / tt224, illustrations, cl / bw / tt photographs
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    01 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David A. Berona is a member of the visiting faculty for the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. A recognized scholar on woodcut novels and wordless comics, he is also a regular book reviewer for Library Journal, Print Quarterly and the International Journal of Comic Art. Peter Kuper is an accomplished illustrator whose work appears regularly in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and MAD. He has written and illustrated a number of books including Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Sticks and Stones, which won the 2004 Society of Illustrator's Gold Medal in the sequential arts category.