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Welcome to Marwencol / Mark Hogancamp & Chris Shellen.

By: Hogancamp, Mark [author,, artist.].
Contributor(s): Shellen, Chris [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2015]Copyright date: �2016Edition: First edition.Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781616894153; 1616894156.Subject(s): Hogancamp, Mark | Marwencol (Motion picture : 2010) | Hogancamp, Mark | Models and modelmaking -- Therapeutic use -- Pictorial works | Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Pictorial works | Victims of violent crimes -- Rehabilitation -- Pictorial works | Photography, Artistic | Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation | Photography, ArtisticGenre/Form: Comics (Graphic works) | Comics (Graphic works) | Pictorial works.DDC classification: 745.5928
Contents:
Mark's story. First life ; The attack ; The trials ; Recovery ; Discovery -- Inside Marwencol. Process ; the town ; Characters -- Marwencol stories. Crash landing ; The rules of town ; The SS find Marwencol ; The prisoner ; a new beginning ; Dahlia ; The giant of Marwencol ; Deja Hogancamp.
Summary: After being brutally attacked outside a bar and recovering from a coma and extensive physical injuries, Mark Hogancamp suffered brain damage and nearly total memory loss. Unable to afford therapy he spent the next few years building a scale model, World War II-era town, Marwencol, populated with dolls, where he lived out his fantasy life, and which he documented in photographs. When his photographs were discovered by an art magazine, a New York gallery invited him to show his work, forcing him to choose between his self-contained world and the larger world from which he had retreated.This book includes a selection of his photographs.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Welcome to Marwencol tells the story of Mark Hogancamp. Mark is the subject of the movie, Welcome to Marwen (December 2018) starring Steve Carrell

* Welcome to Marwencol is a hybrid art and storybook about Mark Hogancamp and his imaginary World War II--era town of Marwencol.
* Learn about Hogancamp's life before and after the attack which left him with no memory of the thirty-eight prior years of his life, including his ex-wife, family, artistic talents, or military service
* This astonishing story of the redemptive power of art shows Hogancamp's process with behind-the-scenes photos, capsule biographies of each Marwencol character, descriptions of each miniature building, and Mark's insight into constructing and photographing his world
* Includes 100 pages of Hogancamp's photographs and stories laid out as a graphic novel

"Fight scenes, dramatic rescues and love triangles are painstakingly arranged to play out before Mr. Hogancamp's camera. The resulting images are startlingly lifelike, poignant and, for him, therapeutic."--The New York Times

Includes index.

After being brutally attacked outside a bar and recovering from a coma and extensive physical injuries, Mark Hogancamp suffered brain damage and nearly total memory loss. Unable to afford therapy he spent the next few years building a scale model, World War II-era town, Marwencol, populated with dolls, where he lived out his fantasy life, and which he documented in photographs. When his photographs were discovered by an art magazine, a New York gallery invited him to show his work, forcing him to choose between his self-contained world and the larger world from which he had retreated.This book includes a selection of his photographs.

Mark's story. First life ; The attack ; The trials ; Recovery ; Discovery -- Inside Marwencol. Process ; the town ; Characters -- Marwencol stories. Crash landing ; The rules of town ; The SS find Marwencol ; The prisoner ; a new beginning ; Dahlia ; The giant of Marwencol ; Deja Hogancamp.

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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* In 2000, Hogancamp, an alcoholic loner with a talent for drawing, was severely beaten and left for dead outside a bar in Kingston, New York. He lived, but brain damage had robbed him of memories and forced him to relearn simple motor skills. He quit drinking and, as a form of therapy, began staging elaborate WWII scenarios at 1:6 scale in the make-believe Belgian town of Marwencol. His untrained photographs of his dioramas at eye level with the carefully posed and staged miniatures caught the attention first of an arts-magazine editor, and then of a documentary filmmaker who produced the award-winning Marwencol (2010). This book, which interleaves striking reproductions of Hogancamp's art with his tragic story and the richly imagined narrative of his fictional town, is fascinating on many levels. While his history is compelling (the beating was prompted by his revelation of cross-dressing), his work is also art in its own right: painstakingly created (the models are rigorously aged for authenticity) and carefully composed pictures that, at a glance, might be mistaken for actual WWII scenes. The final 100 pages combine his stories and photos into graphic-novel-style tales informed by his obsessions and battle for healing, featuring notably strong women characters. Truly remarkable.--Graff, Keir Copyright 2015 Booklist