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By Lynd Ward

The main American artist invented the idea that of a wordless novel with this evocative, text-free "woodcut" narrative. Autobiographical in nature, the unconventional recounts Ward's struggles together with his craft and with existence within the Twenties. The tricky woodcuts go beyond all obstacles of language, and clean info present the attention with each evaluation. 139 black-and-white illustrations.

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On plum were magnificent matching or related design, or extends across the full screen, a ground, which produces strong colors. a rich The manner in screens abstraction greatly enhances the principal subject, undisturbed by any unnecessary ancient pine tree is details. A subject such as a gnarled treated independently in a portrayal so impressive that physical shock. It of its natural monly sition called genji-gtiino, or thought since one cannot tell a whether the pines are reaching remote mountaintop.

For the throughout the year which symboUc and kake- trees or other pictures characteristic call for a subject, large houses have a few hun4red hanging many kakemono of this occasions depicting a with numerous rooms often scrolls stored in the godown. SHUBUN, SESSHU artist In the early part of the fifteenth century painting received a great impetus Suiboku landscape from the work of Tensho or kakemono with one appropriate to the season it was rolled up and placed it union on was fashionable among Zen around the fourteenth and work.

Living and fashions is on paper. Collection of Motomichi Mori, Yaniaguchi. but harmonious colors, in contrast to paintings done with weaker colors or in ink monochrome. In many of the paintings with illustrated narratives the transitions scroll- from one scene to another and the passage of time are described with characters written in a beautiful, often very expressive callig- raphy inserted between the which naturally contain the pictures. shifting Sometimes the stories of scenes and the passage which of time resort to a device technically called kasumi, peculiar to the Yamato-e style of painting.

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