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Peter Schlemihl,

Author: Adelbert von Chamisso; John Bowring; Willy Pogány; John Gincano
Publisher: Philadelphia, D. McKay Co. [©1929]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first published work of John Gincano, a virtually unknown master of foreboding expressionistic woodcuts. Executed at the advent of the Great Depression (the zenith of the Expressionist era), these grim woodcuts compare with the best work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Vasily Kandinsky, and Emile Nolde. As Willy Pogany states in his preface, "Gincano's delightful woodcuts not only illustrate Schlemihl's  Read more...
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Chamisso, Adelbert von, 1781-1838.
Peter Schlemihl.
Philadelphia, D. McKay Co. [©1929]
(OCoLC)671593916
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adelbert von Chamisso; John Bowring; Willy Pogány; John Gincano
OCLC Number: 3357494
Notes: "Translated by Sir John Bowring ... foreword by Willy Pogany."
Description: 2 preliminary leaves, 3-104 pages illustrations 25 cm
Responsibility: by A. Chamisso, woodcuts by John Gincano.

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The first published work of John Gincano, a virtually unknown master of foreboding expressionistic woodcuts. Executed at the advent of the Great Depression (the zenith of the Expressionist era), these grim woodcuts compare with the best work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Vasily Kandinsky, and Emile Nolde. As Willy Pogany states in his preface, "Gincano's delightful woodcuts not only illustrate Schlemihl's peregrinations, but describe a life partly his own. They illuminate this charming satirical romance and are fully imbued with the whimsical spirit of the book, rendered as they are with masterful simplicity and telling originality. The idea of illustrating 'Peter Schlemihl' with woodcuts is a very fortunate one, as it not only suggests the period when Chamisso wrote this immortal fantasy, but somehow by its very nature of strong contrasts in Black and White constantly brings to mind the lost 'shadow'" (p. 4). -- vendor description.

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