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The cover to Out of My Head: The Imaginary Creatures of Josep Baqué by Brian Chidester, featuring five illustrations of fanciful creatures with strange eyes, wings, and appendages in a variety of colors.
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Brian Chidester, Josep Baque

Out of My Head: The Imaginary Creatures of Josep Baqué

On sale date: May 30, 2023

Out of My Head: The Imaginary Creatures of Josep Baqué tells the unbelievable story of a World War II-era police officer in Barcelona who in his private time created 1500 imaginary creatures and told not a soul about them.

In this first-ever critical biography of Baqué, art historian, author, and curator Brian Chidester reflects the artist and his creation through the prism of 20th century art, the Franco dictatorship in Spain (1939–75), and the few correlative records in Baqué's personal archive.

Yet the book doubles as a manual of sorts on the creative process, and most fascinatingly, speaks to the deeper role the imagination plays in overcoming oppression through wonder.

Specs

Pages
528
Format
Hardback
Color
Full-color.
Dimensions
10" × 5"
ISBN-13
9781683966814
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