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Born in 1907, Alexandr Hackenschmied is one of the founders of modern Czech photography and film. He is better known here as Sasha Hammid, the name he took upon becoming a United States citizen in 1947, having fled Nazi persecution in his native Czechoslovakia in 1939. Since then he and his wife, Maya Deren, have played a key role in American avant-garde film. Both by himself and in collaboration with other artists, Hackenschmied made a number of important documentaries--including the 1964 film To Be Alive!, made with Francis Thompson, which was awarded an Oscar for Best Documentary in 1967. His photographic work, though less well known here, is equally worthy of praise. In it we see his dynamic conception of space--honed with years of experience as a cameraman and editor--and the combination of formal perfection with deep emotional resonance, the meeting of the artist's mind with the mind of the audience.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.15" Width: 6.39" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2001
ISBN 807215107X ISBN13 9788072151073
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More About Jaroslav Andel
Bron in the Czech Republic i 1949, Jaroslav Andel received his PhD from Charles University in Prague in 1982. He has organized several museum exhibitions and has edited Art in to Life: Russian Constructivism 1914-1932 and Czech Modernism 1900-1945.