Magnetic Woman: Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic

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University of Pittsburgh Press
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8.4 X 9.8 X 1.3 inches | 3.26 pounds

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About the Author
Karla Huebner is associate professor of art history and affiliate faculty in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality program at Wright State University.
"The first English-language monograph on this major female twentieth-century painter in her Prague and Paris milieux, Magnetic Woman is not only a scrupulously researched art-historical detective story but a sensitive and insightful exploration of issues of gender, sexuality, and erotic expression in modernist and surrealist art.Art historians owe Karla Huebner a considerable debt for this pioneering study."--Derek Sayer, University of Alberta
"This beautifully illustrated volume is a major contribution to our knowledge of Toyen and the Czech Surrealist circle, offering an extensively researched biographical account of Toyen's career and work, notably in terms of her foundational role in the circle in the 1930s and then her career in Paris, where she moved after World War II and became an important Surrealist figure." --College Art Association Reviews
"Magnetic Woman: Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic furnishes readers with both a fascinating biography of the artist and a map of the entangled histories of the Czech and French avant-gardes. Huebner's work will interest scholars of interwar European history, of European sexuality and gender, art history, and international history alike, and the heavily illustrated monograph will intrigue scholars, general readers, and artists in equal measure." --New Books Network
"Magnetic Woman is a major achievement, very enjoyable and greatly informative." --Alexander Adams Art
"A critically important and impressively informative contribution to personal, professional, community, college, and university library . . . collections and of immense and special interest for students in Russian and East European studies, Magnetic Woman: Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic is profusely illustrated and especially and unreservedly recommended reading." --Midwest Book Review
"It is abundantly illustrated with often hard-to-find images from the publications of the Czech avant-garde; it is written with great care and is a testament to the author's extensive transnational research. . . . The book is an exciting read about a fascinating artist and her life." --Austrian History Yearbook