The Road Is Wider Than Long (Hardcover)

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The Road Is Wider Than Long (Hardcover)


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A reproduction of a 1938 photobook Roland Penrose made for Lee Miller as they traveled the world at the outset of World War II.

In 1938, as Europe prepared for war, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller made a journey together through the Balkans. Penrose was a painter, author, and curator. Miller, previously a model, was a brilliant photographer. As they traveled, Penrose created pictures and took notes, and on their return produced a charming handmade photobook for Miller—a surrealist love poem, drawn from his own memories and records.

This special facsimile edition of the book Penrose wrote for Miller has an important place in the history of surrealist literature, and it provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of two artists and their journey of discovery in a world that would soon be transformed forever.
Roland Penrose CBE (1900–84) was an English artist, historian, and poet. He was a major promoter and collector of modern art and an associate of the key surrealists in Europe. He was a lecturer at the War Office School for Instructors to the Home Guard and at the Osterley Park School for Training of the Home Guard.
Product Details ISBN: 9780953238996
ISBN-10: 0953238997
Publisher: Farley’s House and Gallery
Publication Date: August 25th, 2021
Pages: 56