Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Architecture of an Atom” as Want to Read:
Architecture of an Atom
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Architecture of an Atom

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by 2dcloud
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Architecture of an Atom, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Architecture of an Atom

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-36
Average rating 4.18  · 
Rating details
 ·  17 ratings  ·  7 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Architecture of an Atom
Dave 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
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. ...more
Dec 29, 2017 added it
Shelves: books-i-own, comic-gn
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
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
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
André Habet
i dunno what just happened but i think i just went through a wormhole.
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.
rated it it was amazing
Jul 31, 2019
rated it it was ok
Nov 30, 2018
Thim Sagefjord
rated it did not like it
Oct 06, 2017
rated it really liked it
Mar 26, 2020
Robert Boyd
rated it really liked it
Mar 29, 2020
Jonathan Lange
rated it it was amazing
Feb 22, 2018
Daniel Quinn
rated it really liked it
Aug 23, 2020
Alessandro Rabitti
rated it it was amazing
Oct 11, 2020
rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2017
Cbsd library
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Jun 03, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Apr 13, 2017
marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2017
marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2017
marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2017
marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2017
marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2017
Kaytlin Hoover
marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2017
marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2017
marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2017
marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2017
marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2017
❦ félix
marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2017
Zaheer ahmad Azami
marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2018
added it
Feb 26, 2018
Alasondro Alegré
marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2018
marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2018
Christopher Howard
marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Portrait of a Drunk
  • Feiffer's Album
  • Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists
  • Fab4 Mania
  • The Bat-Poet
  • Cryptoid
  • Seasonal Shift: Comics 2013-2019
  • Mitchum
  • Cromartie High School, Vol. 01
  • Laid Waste
  • not simple
  • This is Pollock
  • Came the Dawn and Other Stories
  • They Say Blue
  • 97,196 Words: Essays
  • Briefing for a Descent Into Hell
  • The Swamp
See similar books…

News & Interviews

  In most romances, a romp in the hay comes after many chapters of meeting cute, silent pining, and steamy banter. Not so for books that...
31 likes · 6 comments