I'm in love with your blog... thank you so much for sharing your finds!
You really do unearth some wonderful stuff. A question for you: I just got hold of the Made In Japan prints book and was wondering, where did you find the Hamada Chimei images that aren't in there?
thank you artdiva, glad you found the blog.James, sorry about that. They must have been online image finds -- I was sloppily labeling around that time (and probably still am). I would kill for a print of "Shadow." I can scan for you "Elegy for a New Conscript, Sentinel" which is in Contemporary Japanese Prints by Michiaki Kawakita. The three Hamada in the book are monochrome but "Elegy" looks good. That book has 47 paste-in color plates by various artists -- highly recommended but expensive (and heavy).
That would be great, cheers. I found a few images online here and there, but not much.
Thanks for your blog. You remind me the books of my childhood and boyhood.
holy cow will, never heard of him, these are amazing....
you are wonderful - thank you
Thanks for the very interesting Hoffmeister work, & the other Czech work. I love your blog but sometimes it depresses me when I see such good, solid work and know that very little of it would ever be allowed into print by ADs & editors today.BTW, the Great Dismal Swamp is pretty cool and worth a visit. I grew up on a farm further north, in the swampy areas around the Rappahannock & Potomac rivers. These Virginia Tidewater swamps are very beautiful, a bit of a time capsule, really.
I'm really impatient for more Hoffmeister to arrive.Thanks for the tip on the Great Dismal Swamp, which I randomly discovered on a map a few years ago. Although the name conjures visions for me of The Neverending Story, I expected it would be a cool place. My dad used to drive the family every summer to far-flung time capsule spots ("are we there yet") and I miss these trips.
Wow, those are fantastic. I'm currently writing something based on the First Men in the Moon - do you happen to know who owns the copyright for these pictures now? Is it possible to publish them?
Hoffmeister is listed as copyright holder. Since he died in '73, it could take a bit of digging to find the current rights holder. You might send a flurry of emails to Czech art galleries and see if anyone is willing to help. Good luck!
I am delighted to take a peek into your blog. I was browsing through it (not really reading) and prosaic as it may sound, it hit me with inspiration. Thank you and I shall be stumbling upon it more often or in all honest to goodness whenever I can.
Hi WillI am a student writing a dissertation on Terezin and the opera Brundibar, and I was just wondering where you found the information about Hoffmeister? I am finding it really hard to find information on his life!Thank you