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Architecture of an Atom

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Juliacks is a comic artist whose work—crude, ornate, subjective and dreamy—is not for those who prefer their narrative crisp and tidy. —The New York Times
[Juliacks's] cartoony and sometimes abstracted character design, her use of decorative drawings to reinforce other images and ideas on the page, and the way she modulates emotion by varying panel and letter size lends her
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Hardcover, 296 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by 2dcloud
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David Schaafsma
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alt-comics
“We are lost.”

Been reading, as I have, lots of conventional novels, and wondering if you might dip your toes into the waters of Something New, something truly different? Julliacks’s The Architecture of an Atom, is a kind of breath-taking, experimental/alternative graphic novel/film series that I am inclined to call a comics poem, as the links between images are never obvious or clear. It’s a 300+ page dream state, ten years in the making, with yes, some consistent characters all outlined at the
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Well this is stunning, the art is so beautiful that I can't believe this exist but I'm grateful, so much beauty and the history is pretty interesting too, sometimes can be a little much information but you always can give it a second read because it's hard sometimes to focus when you have so much beautiful things to admire. I think that all respectable personal collection has to have this book.
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I don't know how to feel about this book. I had a love/hate relationship with it all throughout. I loved the art, especially the pages that used lots of blues and pink. I liked the rhythm of the entire book and how musical and poetic the words used were (although I did not understand them sometimes like much of the poetry coming out today). I liked the book as art I can hold and experience.

The story with Frida and Cohl and others I did not completely understand. The story with them is not seque
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Ruta Sevo
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARCHITECTURE is a major cross-genre opus, combining story and art. Like Nick Bantock’s Griffin & Sabine series. One of my favorite artists is Basquiat, who also put words and abstract art together, with color and line drawings. But this work turns the art into a moody story that you can wander through over and over and see new things. I have been a fan of Juliacks since her comic The Tale of Old Lady Merrill (2006?). I will show this to young people as an example of extreme creativity. She deser ...more
Karl
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading this book and then attempting ( and failing) to conjure up a review it dawned on me that sometimes it’s just fine to be rendered speechless by a graphic novel.

I should clarify that this book is less a graphic novel in the traditional sense and more a fine art, multi disciplinary exploration. I couldn’t follow what I would call a plot because the language of the work was beyond mere words.

In the afterword it mentions that these pages were shown at galleries and this helps me see h
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André Habet
i dunno what just happened but i think i just went through a wormhole.
Jordan
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ambitious and at times beautiful but the overall experience of trying to actually read it was a little less than enjoyable.
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