The World of Jan Saudek. Foreword by Ana Fárová. Aperture, Millerton, NY, 1983. 144 pp. Tall quarto. First Edition. Hardbound in illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white and color reproducitons. With a print of a butterfly, with a paragraph written in Czech (in pencil) and signed "Jan" (also in pencil), pasted in after the dedication page.
"In the private alchemy of these surreal, symbolist photographs, Saudek adapts the sequential method he first encountered in comic books. Yet, while one hand touches the artificial, the other reaches through to the abiding truth of each situation. Peeking into other people's fantasies, he reveals his own. And between eroticism and tenderness, between subtle irony and fleeting perversity, Saudek celebrates human triumph."--the publisher