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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Reason , logic , categories , time , space , two - and - two - makes - four have
ultimately come to seem the only living realities , whereas they were nothing but
convenient forms , practical and provisional means to his ends , infinitely superior
Reason , all - powerful reason , stands accused , and stands mute : she has
nothing to say in her defense . Reality is something besides what we see , hear ,
touch , smell , taste . There exist unknown forces that control us , but upon which
... final reaches . reason , that same reason which daily denies us the right to
express ourselves by the means instinctive to us ... PART F OUR THE PERIOD
OF AUTONOMY , 1930–1939 CHAPTER 172 THE HISTORY OF SURREALISM.
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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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