The Windmills of Humanity: On Culture and Surrealism in the Manipulated World
Sviták, Ivan; Edited by Joseph Grim Feinberg , Andy Lass(illus.)
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company
Date Published: 2014
Edition: First edition thus
Book Id: 44462
147pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Purple, white and black pictorial wraps.
Illustrations by Andy Lass. "The surrealists postulated that art should cease to be art, and they insisted that they were not artists and were not interested in art. According to their theory, the present phase of civilization (the phase of class societies) created the fundamental division between the human creator and the human user of art. Their great vision that "art will be made by all" was not (and is not) only a romantic illusion inherited from Hegel and the utopians. It is still a magnificent challenge to the social conditions—both then and now—which led to the separation of art and life..." —Ivan Sviták, "Surrealism and Art"