Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111741
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards with tipped-in duotone plate on cover and title stamped in gray on cover and stamped in silver on quarter-bound gray cloth spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, photomontages, illustrations, book jacket designs and drawings by Heinz Hajek-Halke. Essays by Michael Ruetz and Klaus Honnef. Includes a biography, bibliography and a list of prints. 376 pp., with over 100 black-and-white and four-color plates. 12-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches.
From the publisher: "This large-format monograph is the first extensive review of the work of Heinz Hajek-Halke, an unrecognized pioneer of early twentieth-century experimental photography. Hajek-Halke surmounted the purely documentary nature of the medium in the turbulent 1920s to develop a variety of aesthetically challenging photo-manipulation and montage techniques. He used these methods not only in excellent compositions made for their own sake, but also in commissioned advertising work, which can now be understood as innovative forerunners of today's altered photography and web design. Artist, Anarchist encompasses all the creative phases of Hajek-Halke's career--his nude photography, his photo-montages, picture stories, the images of small animals with which he kept his nose down during the war, and his late abstract Lichtgrafiken, or light graphics. Reproductions of his vintage prints and an abundance of other material, including photo collages, magazine advertisements, dust jackets for books and graphic designs make this a rich introduction and a valuable reference."