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Works Of Mercy

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Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1991) was one of the world's master wood engravers, renowned for his illustrations of literary classics, particularly those of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. A German immigrant and Quaker convert, he chaired the graphic arts department at the Pratt Institute in New York City, and authored The Art of the Print, which became a standard text.

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Paperback, 109 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Orbis Books (first published October 1st 1992)
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Michael
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Worth purchasing and cherishing for the stunning prints by a great artist with conscience and devotion, and for the lovely quotes and excellent essays.
"Art and Faith", by Eichenberg himself, should be required reading for all artists of faith - all people of faith. It's one of those things I am thankful to own because I feel I'm its guardian; though our times neglect and suppress art and faith to such an extreme degree, I will always have Eichenberg's breathtaking manifesto, and I will protect i
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Elyse Hayes
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book, generously illustrated with the work of Fritz Eichenberg, who used to do so much of the Catholic Worker artwork. He also illustrated some classic novels. The book has essays by Dorothy Day, Eichenberg, Thomas Merton, etc. which all "illustrate" the philosophy of voluntary poverty and peace work that he believed in. Highly recommended for this Year of Mercy - even if you just contemplate the images. (Cover image is "Christ of the Breadline."
Aaron the Pink Donut
Sep 06, 2007 rated it really liked it
Great collection of wood cuts and etchings. Most from his work on the National Catholic Reporter, but a fair amount of a more secular imagery. Great commentary and lavish reproductions. Well worth having
Leroy Seat
Dec 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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This is a wonderful book of Eichenberg's wood cut prints, some short essays by him, and devotional readings about peace written by several people, such as Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.

This is the kind of book one could read/look through once a year with profit.
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