The History of Surrealism
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000 - 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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The surrealist “ revolution ” failed to alter either the human psyche it claimed to
have plumbed or the society and culture which tolerated it so sniffily - yet
tolerated it nevertheless . But those artists and writers succeeded in holding open
for love ...
... surrealist ideas already constituted a common body of doctrine , notably Le
Grand Jeu , edited by Roger Gilbert - Lecomte , René Daumal , Roger Vailland
and Joseph Sima , a review which , steeped in the same sources , inevitably
It is true that the surrealists claimed to be unwilling to assume responsibility for
their writings , but that is another story which we shall tell in its proper place . As it
is , the Traité du style constitutes a valuable document for the history and ...
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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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