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Jindrich Heisler : Surrealism under Pressure, 1938-1953, Hardback Book

Jindrich Heisler : Surrealism under Pressure, 1938-1953 Hardback

Edited by Jindrich Toman, Matthew S. Witkovsky


Czech poet and photographer Jindrich Heisler (1914-1953) joined the Czech Surrealist Group in 1938, just as Nazi occupation of the country was driving the movement and Czech artists underground.

Heisler published his first book of poetry a year later.

In his brief and courageous career-Heisler died suddenly at the age of thirty-eight-he produced some of the most remarkable assemblage work of the Surrealist movement, including what is arguably the single-most important photobook produced in the 20th century, From the Strongholds of Sleep (1940-41). This gorgeously illustrated volume-with eighty color images of Heisler's assemblage pieces-introduces English-speaking audiences to his work, translating many of his writings for the first time and offering in-depth analysis of his postwar years in Paris in the company of Andre Breton, Benjamin Peret, the illustrator Toyen, and other major figures of the Surrealist movement.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 109 color + 7 b-w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada
  • ISBN: 9780300179699



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