Behold!!! the Protong: Extracts from the 39 Volumes of My Science "zermatism"

Stanislav Szukalski (Author) Glenn Bray (Editor)
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Szukalski is now the subject of the critically acclaimed 2018 Netflix documentary Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski directed by Irek Dobrowolski and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Extracts from the 39 volumes of my science "Zermatism," based on new interpretations of petroglyphic communications, in which will be revealed the most precedent-shattering and up-turning of all notions on our origins. Including samplings from Anthropolitical Motivations, The Deluged Gods, and Listen to These Stones Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was a Polish-born sculptor, writer, graphic artist, and heretic. Highly regarded in both the US and Poland between the World Wars, he lapsed into obscurity, living and working in "America's Cultural Siberia" (Southern California) until comic art collector Glenn Bray rediscovered him in 1973. For forty years, Szukalski had developed his all-encompassing science "Zermatism" about the origin of Man, laid down in 39 heavily illustrated volumes with subjects such as "Universal Pictography," "The Flood Scumline," and "Anthropolitical Motivations." The work sets out to prove, among much else, that "Man-apes" make bad politicians, and that all Humanity stemmed from Easter Island, sharing a common protolanguage, "Protong" (bearing a striking resemblance to present-day Polish). Behold!!! The Protong, first published by Bray in 1980, was the first book in 50 years to bring Szukalski's work to the light of the American public. It is a modest selection from the thousands of drawings in the Zermatism oeuvre. The Work of Szukalski (Covici-McGee, 1923) and Projects in Design (University of Chicago Press, 1929) showed the young Szukalski's strength as artist-sculptor. This book combines those vitalities and steps beyond the accepted rules-for-artists in that it is divinely idiosyncratic and wholly unique.

Product Details

Price
$39.95  $36.75
Publisher
Last Gasp
Publish Date
May 01, 2019
Pages
160
Dimensions
8.8 X 0.7 X 11.2 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780867198768
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About the Author

Szukalski (1893-1987) was one of the great sculptors of the 20th Century. Szukalski was a Polish-born sculptor, writer, graphic artist, and heretic. Highly regarded in both the US and Poland between the World Wars, he lapsed into obscurity, living and working in "America's Cultural Siberia" (Southern California) until comic art collector Glenn Bray rediscovered him in 1973.

Glenn Bray lives in California's San Fernando Valley with his wife, the Dutch editor Lena Zwalve.

In addition to being one of the seven, original Zap Comix contributors, Robert Williams's influence on alternative art is immeasurable. From his endeavors to broaden the possibilities for young artists to gain exposure sprang the well-known art chronicle, Juxtapoz magazine. He is the subject of a recent documentary, Mr. Bitchin'. He lives in Chatsworth, CA with his wife Suzanne.

Reviews

"He is the Michelangelo of the 20th Century." --Ernest Fuchs
"Szukalski fits the definition of genius; his observations, though in question, were brilliant." -- Robert Williams
"You usually don't see so much megalomania, even in megalomaniacs." --Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny