Item description for Works of Mercy by Fritz Eichenberg & James Forest...
Renowned for his illustrations of literary classics by Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, Fritz Eichenberg, who died in 1991 at the age of 90, was one of the world's master wood engravers. This collection contains his contemporary renderings of the life of Christ--among the homeless, hungry, and persecuted--from his 40 years of contributions to The Catholic Worker newspaper. 50 illustrations.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 11.25" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1999
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 0883448289 ISBN13 9780883448281
Availability 0 units.
More About Fritz Eichenberg & James Forest
Fritz Eichenberg was born in 1901 and died in 1990.
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Incrediably moving art Apr 22, 2010
This book contains the artwork of Fritz Eichenberg, much of which appeared in the Catholic Worker newspaper. The Gospel calls us to reach out to the poor and needy in our midst. Fritz Eichenberg's images takes the gospel from the pages of the Bible to our daily lives.
Works of Mercy, Works of Art, Words of Mercy Oct 7, 2008
If you are interested in Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Catholic Worker philosophy - particularly that of personalism - you will want to own this. Eichenburg's art was not limited to woodcuts, but includes his words., i.e.,"...the moment you become aware that you are afflicted with a conscience, a social conscience, it changes your whole approach to any activity you're engaged in." Amen.
Well illustrated,of course,(65+ illustrations) with lots of Day, Maurin and Thomas Merton musings.