The History of Surrealism
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989 - 351 pagina's
"I believe," André Breton said, "in the future resolution of the states of dream and reality--in appearance so contradictory--in a sort of absolute reality, or surréalité." The Surrealist movement, born in the 1920s out of the ferment of Dada, committed to revolution against bourgeois rationalism, and inspired by Freudian exploration of the unconscious, has reverberated more widely and deeply than perhaps any other art movement in our century. Its automatism, biomorphic shapes, visionary mode, and manipulation of found objects mark the work of artists as different as Ernst, Miró, Magritte, and Dali.
Maurice Nadeau's History of Surrealism, first published in French in 1944 and in English in 1965, has become a classic. It is both lucid and authoritative--by far the best overall account of this complex movement. Nadeau traces the evolution of Surrealism, bringing to life its many internal debates about politics and art. He relates the movement to its intellectual and artistic environment. And he provides the statements and manifestos of Breton, Aragon, Tzara, and others.
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Naville asked . ... And after asking if the revolution the surrealists desired was " that of the mind a priori or that of the world of facts , ” Pierre Naville offered an extremely clear conclusion : Wages are a material necessity by ...
But it would not be asked , if the surrealists were merely literary entertainers . 16 There are even certain actions which they would not be asked to relate to their words , provided the latter did not proceed counter to received ideas ...
Indeed , Dali had long since tended toward fascism , and as early as 1934 the group had asked him to account for his curious description of Hitler as a surrealist innovator.1 In 1939 he defended a murky theory of the preeminence of the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - giovannigf - LibraryThing
Very comprehensive history of the movement largely based on the group's documents: manifestos, edicts, articles, and speeches. Unfortunately that means that the individual participants remain sketchy ... Volledige review lezen
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