Welcome to Est. 1999, the official blog of Abraham Translations. As is perhaps easy to surmise, the name of this blog reflects the year that Abraham Translations was founded.
It all began with the correction of a few texts that had been translated by another time-pressed translator. Within the year, translating had become my main source of income; now, it has long been the only way I put bacon on the table.
I am rather proud of many of the projects on which I have worked.
Est. 1999, basically, is a visual confirmation of past projects, a blowing of my own horn, a presentation of translator-related topics, and an occasional departure into other areas that I deem worthy of presenting. Enjoy.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) Woodcuts

Or, in German:  Edvard Munch (1863-1944) Holzschnitte. (Michael Imhof Verlag; ISBN-10: 3865686818 / ISBN-13: 978-3865686817 [2012]) 
The catalog was for an exhibition of Munch woodcuts at the Museum Behnhaus / Drägerhaus in Lübeck from 19 June – 5 September 2011. Among other works, it featured a large number of rare woodcuts from a Norwegian private collection.
Like the catalog The Bloemaert Effect: Colour and Composition in the Golden Age, this catalog was actually a project of my fellow translator Finbarr Morrin for which, due to a variety of reasons and as is common in the business, he pulled in a second person — me — to assist in the translating and proofreading of the texts. As is often the case with art-related projects, I enjoyed the job immensely and was rather jealous of being only a subcontractor — although I do believe I was given credit in the imprint.
Amazon.com gives the details: "Forty pieces from a private Norwegian collection of the elegant woodcuts of Edvard Munch are presented in this collection, and are supplemented by the Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus exhibition and catalog. [...] The showcase illustrates all woodcut works in detail, contains a short biography of Munch, and is presented as a bilingual edition in both English and German."

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