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.
Resultaten 1-3 van 40
... merely inaugurates the combat which will be joined by these two men , representing two different states of mind , two opposing " systems , " one of which , historically speak- ing , needed the other to be born , but needed just as much ...
... merely astounded by their discoveries and content to limit themselves to them . The scientific , experimental side yielded , deplorably , to the artistic aspect of the venture . They passively noted the flow of the unconscious , and ...
... merely to manifest toward poetry the disdain of the prosaic spirit of which Hegel speaks , merely to class oneself among the scorners of poetry or , more generally , among the philistines . ... ... Too rare have been , during the war ...
NOTE TO THE 1989 EDITION
THE POETS IN THE
28 andere gedeelten niet getoond