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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With regard to the individual , the Revolution , other disciplines ( artistic , philosophical , religious ) . II Necessity of a discipline based on trust . Means of assuring it : principle of the ballot . III Formation of a Committee .
Also opposed to a common action were : Leiris , Masson , Guitard , Bernier , Genbach , Fraenkel , Miró and Hooreman , while others advocated the pure and simple pursuit 3 “ Whatever you may regard as the adequacy of an activity ...
But it is inadmissible that surrealism , at grips with the most serious accusations with regard to its tendency , should appear suddenly without arms . We have said that the “ poem ” was such that with regard to its interpretation 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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