Woodcuts, U.S.A.
Helen West Heller
An edition of Woodcuts, U.S.A (1947)

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An edition of Woodcuts, U.S.A (1947)

Woodcuts, U.S.A.

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Language
English
Pages
43

The same year that the House Committee on Un-American Activities published "Report on Civil Rights Congress as a communist front organization", Woodcuts U.S.A., a book containing 20 of Helen West Heller's 2 7/8" x 3 7/8" woodcuts, with quotes by American writers and a laudatory introduction by John Taylor Arms, was published in a limited signed edition of 750 copies by Oxford University Press, New York. A softcover edition (size: 6 1/8" x 4 1/2") was printed by The Merrymount Press, in 1947, with 16 woodcuts and printed wrappers of textural effects.

Woodcuts U.S.A. presents a positive image of American life in the mid-1940s unlike the HUAC report. There are no images of authority: no industrialists, bankers, politicians, policemen, military personal or preachers. There are only images in woodcut celebrating ordinary Americans and their activities in labor combined with the words of America's great writers.

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Woodcuts, U.S.A.
1947, Oxford Univ. Press
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Woodcuts, U.S.A.
1947, Oxford Univ. Press
in English
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Woodcuts, U.S.A.
1947, Oxford University Press
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New York

Classifications

Library of Congress
NE1215.H4 A7 1947a

The Physical Object

Pagination
[43] p. :
Number of pages
43

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6032776M
LC Control Number
48010059

Excerpts

"A number of years ago, while glancing through an art magazine, my eye was caught by a series of reproductions of woodcuts that by their brilliance of expression and their emotional content claimed instant attention. Investigation revealed their author as Helen West Heller. . . I did not then realize that this was my introduction to the oeuvre of a distinguished performer in the ancient and beautiful art of woodcut and would lead to a friendship with one of the most remarkable women it has ever been my privilege to know.
added by Scattergood-Moore. "Because John Taylor Arms wrote this appreciation of Helen West Heller in the introduction to Woodcuts U.S.A"

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