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Moser has illustrated a wide range of adult and children's books, most recently The Holy Bible. The 22 pieces gathered here do not reveal his theory of art or religious beliefs, but speak of living the life he has being the person he is. One of them is a gallery of 34 engravings. They are not indexed.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-[209]).

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Gold Gato, July 19, 2015 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Barry Moser is, in my little ole opinion, the greatest engraver of book artwork living today. His pictures alone tell the story and his original Pennyroyal Press runs are simply priceless. Here, he writes rather than illustrates, and while the result is not as fabulous, it's quite worthy. These are collected essays describing his thoughts, politics, and family background. The theme is highlighted throughout the book, and it is

Persistence.
Indefatigable energy.
The habit of work.

Moser's love of the printed page comes through very strongly. He loves making books, he loves reading books, he loves illustrating books. Books, books, books. There is talk here of incunabla, those books printed before 1501. There is the grunt work he endures to create those florid prints of mystery and magic. There is the consequence of spending your life engraving wooden blocks (loss of hearing & carpal tunnel).

Again, this is NOT a book of his artwork, rather his written thoughts. When he veered into politics (just slightly) and a love affair, it felt a bit uncomfortable, but his overall process on how to be an artist was intriguing. It certainly made my secondhand bookshops trips more filtered as his books now add on to the evergrowing list.

Book Season = Year Round (move the sun)



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Product Details

ISBN:
9781567921267
Introduction:
Mariani, Paul
Editor:
Renaud, Jessica
Editor:
Renaud, Jessica
Author:
Moser, Barry
Author:
Mariani, Paul
Publisher:
David R. Godine Publisher
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Illustrators
Subject:
Illustrators -- United States.
Subject:
Moser, Barry
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
179
Dimensions:
9.64x6.24x.87 in. 1.22 lbs.

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