167 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
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448 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part 1. The annihilation of self-identity
  • The haunting / André Breton
  • Preface in praise of popular prejudices / Pierre Mabille
  • The noble mannequin seeks and finds her skin / René Crevel
  • The light, the shadow and the prey / Paul Nougé
  • Mirrors / Pierre Mabille
  • Non-scientific treatise on the fourth dimension / Marcel Mariën
  • The "caput mortuum" or the alchemist's wife / Michel Leiris
  • What is a woman? / Leonora Carrington
  • Leave everything / Annie Le Brun
  • Memory of the last one / Vincent Bounoure
  • You will always cherish your failures, machine-man / Bernard Caburet
  • Part 2. The challenge of otherness
  • Pamphlet against Jerusalem / Robert Desnos
  • The universal bases of culture / Antonin Artaud
  • Don't clutter up the colonies (fragments); Approaching the enchanted castle / Jacques Viot
  • The patriotism of the unconscious / René Crevel
  • Ruins: ruin of ruins / Benjamin Péret
  • The nocturnal sand / The Bucharest Surrealist Group
  • The friendship of man and beast / Georges Bataille
  • Cat = Clover / Jacqueline Sénard-Duprey
  • Embers in Ceridwen's cauldron / André Breton
  • Light or life / Benjamin Péret
  • The twilight of the wheeler-dealers / Robert Benayoun
  • The passage from poetry to philosophy / René Ménil
  • A creolism sewn with white thread / Annie Le Brun
  • The exit from Egypt / René Alleau
  • Part 3. The moral imperative
  • It's up to you / Louis Aragon
  • Note on freedom / Louis Aragon
  • Humour as a moral attitude / Marko Ristić
  • Love of revolution in our time / Nicolas Calas
  • Liberty versus liberation / André Breton
  • Reflections on the executioner and the victim / Georges Bataille
  • Is surrealism a philosophy? / Gérard Legrand
  • Freedom as nostalgia and as project / Georges Henein
  • The hidden being / Elisabeth Lenk
  • Festival mood / Philippe Audoin
  • Paradise / Pierre Mabille
  • Part 4. The tasks of art and poetry
  • Notes on poetry / André Breton and Paul Éluard
  • The social anarchy of art / Antonin Artaud
  • The rotting donkey / Salvador Dalí
  • Specification of poetry / Roger Caillois
  • Essay on the situation of poetry / Tristan Tzara
  • Inviolable images / Paul Nougé
  • Systematisation and determination / Roger Caillois
  • The subversive function of poetry / Georges Henein
  • On surrealist semiology / Karel Teige
  • The sense of the world / René Magritte
  • Automatic perspective / Adrien Dax
  • Notes on poetry / Paul Nougé
  • Surrealism and the savage heart / Vincent Bounoure
  • Magic art and revolution / Vincent Bounoure and Vratislav Effenberger
  • On the utilitarian conception of language / Vratislav Effenberger.
One of the most influential cultural movements of the past century, surrealism, has been extensively studied within the framework of its contributions to art and literature, but its pivotal role in the development of intellectual ideas, both political and philosophical, has yet to be fully explored. Featuring writings from the 1920s up to the late 1990s, this anthology reveals surrealism's diverse scope, its deep contributions to the history of ideas, and its profound implications for contemporary thought. The volume addresses the key themes of identity, otherness, freedom and morality, and poetry. The texts uncover, among other things, the significance of surrealism for the antifascist and anticolonialist movements and the various manifestations of surrealism in the years after World War II.-- From publisher's description.
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ix, 412 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • Preface
  • Before Pop there was folk
  • Alias Smith and Johns : an American cosmos
  • Rauschenberg's combines : subjective art for an objective age
  • Space is the place : other worlds in the Pop universe
  • Lichtenstein becomes Lichtenstein
  • Robert Indiana's signs and symbols
  • Ad men : Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist cross the great divide
  • The nearest faraway place : Billy Al Bengston and Pop life in LA
  • Eyes on California : Oldenburg, Warhol, Hockney, and Ruscha take the trip
  • Showdown on East Forty-seventh : Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol
  • The hunter gets captured by the game : graphics, film, music
  • Epilogue.
An original and insightful new history of Pop Art from one of the most important art historians of our time Thomas Crow's paradigm-changing book challenges existing narratives about the rise of Pop Art by situating it within larger cultural tides. While American Pop was indebted to its British predecessor's insistence that any creative pursuit is worthy of aesthetic consideration, Crow demonstrates that this inclusive attitude also had strong American roots. Folk becomes Crow's starting point in the advance of Pop. The folk revival occurred chiefly in the sphere of music during the 1930s and '40s, while folk art surfaced a decade later in the work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Crow eloquently examines the subsequent explosion of commercial imagery in visual art, alongside its repercussions in popular music and graphic design. Pop's practitioners become defined as artists whose distillation of the vernacular is able to capture the feelings stirring among a broad public, beginning with young participants in the politicized 1960s counterculture. Woody Guthrie and Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, Ed Ruscha and the Byrds, Pauline Boty and the Beatles, the Who and Damien Hirst are all considered together with key graphic designers such as Milton Glaser and Rick Griffin in this engaging book.
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5. Drawing Surrealism [2012]

239 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
Drawing, often considered a minor art, was central to surrealism from the very beginning. Automatic drawing, exquisite cadavers, and frottage are just a few of the techniques invented by surrealists as means to tap into the subconscious realm. While previous books have examined the connection between drawings and surrealist paintings, Drawing Surrealism is the first to recognize the medium as a fundamental form of surrealist expression, and to explore its impact on other media as well. Surrealist collage, photography, and even paintings are presented in the context of drawing as a metaphor for innovation and experimentation. It is also the first book to encompass a wide array of artists on a global scale - from the great figures in surrealist history to lesser-known surrealists from Japan, Central Europe, and the Americas, where the movement had a profound and lasting effect. In addition to brilliant reproductions of drawings and other works by more than 100 artists, this volume also includes a substantial historical essay by the exhibition's curator, as well as informative essays by leading scholars. This ground-breaking book offers a deep understanding of the techniques and concerns that made surrealism such an intimate perceptual revolution.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
254 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
  • In the land of reinvention : the United States / Ilene Susan Fort
  • In the land of convulsive beauty : Mexico / Tere Arcq
  • The ancestral and the living / Rita Eder and Terri Geis
  • Down the rabbit hole : an art of shamanic initiations and mythic rebirth / Gloria Feman Orenstein
  • One hundred percent photographic / Dawn Ades
  • Guided by the invisible : the psyche of women surrealists / Salomon Grimberg
  • Eros and Thanatos : surrealism's legacy in contemporary feminist art / Maria Elena Buszek
  • Artists' biographies / Terri Geis.
The surrealist movement in art is most often identified with male artists, many of whom objectified women in their paintings, casting them as sexual or symbolic ideals. Conversely, the female artists of the movement delved primarily into their own subconscious and dreams. This volume features the work of 48 Mexican and U.S.-based women artists whose contributions to the surrealist movement span more than four decades and whose work was both influential and radical in its own right. Thematically arranged, it includes more than 250 full-colour images along with several essays exploring the effects of geography and gender on the movement. This unique book illustrates surrealism as a gateway to self-discovery, especially in North America, where women artists were freed from oppressive European traditions and the vagaries of war. From 1931, the year of Lee Miller's first surreal photograph, to 1968, when Yayoi Kusama presented her landmark happening Alice in WonderlandA" in New York's Central Park, the artists and works depicted here are both significant and extraordinary in their explorations of personal and universal truths.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783791351414 20160607
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7. Chicago imagists [2011]

165 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Introduction / Stephen Fleischman
  • Chronology / Leah Kolb
  • Chicago imagism: the derivation of a term / Lynne Warren
  • Fanning the flames in the Windy City / Stephen Fleischman
  • L.A. snap/Chicago crackle/New York pop / Richard H. Axsom
  • Chicago imagists: the plates
  • The brash, the sexy, and the political : Chicago and the imagists / Jane Simon
  • Second sex in the Second City: women of Chicago imagism / Cecile Whiting
  • Jest digestion: [truly awful] puns, [genitalia] jokes, and [caustic] wit in Chicago imagism / Lynne Warren
  • Artists' biographies / Leah Kolb.
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xv, 395 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations-- Acknowledgments-- Introduction: Invisible Surrealists Part 1. The First Black Surrealists-- Martinique-- Etienne Lero-- Legitime Defense Manifesto-- Civilization-- And the Ramps-- Abandon-- Put-- Simone Yoyotte-- Pyjama-Speed-- Pierre Yoyotte-- Theory of the Fountain-- Antifascist Significance of Surrealism-- Maurice-Sabas Quitman-- Paradise on Earth-- Jules Monnerot-- On Certain Traits Particular to the Civilized Mentality-- Indispensable Poetry-- Yva Lero-- Little Black Divers-- Aime Cesaire-- Negreries-- Jamaica-- Claude McKay-- Down to the Roots-- Cuba-- Juan Brea-- My Life Is a Sunday-- Thoughts-- Juan Brea and Mary Low-- Notes on the Economic Causes of Humor-- Trinidad-- C.L.R. James-- Introduction to Red Spanish Notebook-- Part 2. Tropiques: Surrealism in the Caribbean-- Martinique-- Aime Cesaire-- Panorama-- Introduction to Black American Poetry-- In the Guise of a Literary Manifesto-- Keeping Poetry Alive-- Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautreamont-- Suzanne Cesaire-- Poverty of a Poetry-- Aime Cesaire, Suzanne Cesaire et al.-- Voice of the Oracle-- Rene Menil-- Introduction to the Marvelous-- The Orientation of Poetry-- What Does Africa Mean to Us?-- Poetry, Jazz & Freedom-- Lucie Thesee-- Preference-- Georges Gratiant-- Extinct Volcano-- Aristide Maugee-- Aime Cesaire, Poet-- Review of Reviews-- Georgette Anderson-- Symbolism, Maeterlinck & the Marvelous-- Stephane Jean-Alexis-- A Note on Chance-- Cuba-- Wifredo Lam-- Picasso-- Arrows in Rapid Flight-- Agustin Cardenas-- One, Two, Three-- Jacques Roumain-- When the Tom-Tom Beats-- Haiti-- Clement Magloire-Saint-Aude-- Utterances-- Talismans-- Not the Legend-- Three Poems-- The Surrealist Record-- On Poetry-- Rene Belance-- Awareness-- Noise-- Encounter with Life-- Herve Telemaque-- Why Are You Performing, Jean?-- Dominican Republic-- Aida Cartagena Portalatin-- Moon and Marble-- Trinidad-- John Jacob Thomas-- Creole Proverbs-- John La Rose-- Connecting Link-- Puerto Rico-- Luis A. Maisonet-- Freedom of Expression for Young Children-- Part 3. South America-- Brazil-- Joao Cruz e Souza-- Black Rose-- Tenebrous-- Rosario Fusco-- Wind in the Woods-- Sosigenes Costa-- The Golden Papyrus-- The Red Peacock-- Fernando Mendes de Almeida-- Phantom Carrousel-- Jorge de Lima-- Howling Dogs-- Guyana-- Leon-Gontran Damas-- For Sure-- Good Breeding-- A Caribbean View on Sterling A. Brown-- A Single Instant of Belief-- Negritude and Surrealism-- Wilson Harris-- Voodoo, Trance, Poetry and Dance-- Colombia-- Heriberto Cogollo-- The World of a Nohor-- Part 4. Africa-- Egypt-- Long Live Degenerate Art!-- Georges Henein-- Manifesto-- Art and Freedom-- Hot Jazz-- Between the Eagle's Nest and the Mouse-Trap-- Perspectives-- Jacques Vache-- The Plain Truth-- A Tribute to Andre Breton-- Ikbal El Alailly-- Portrait of the Author as a Young Rabbit-- Post-Scriptum-- Anwar Kamel-- The Propagandists of Reaction and Us-- Ramses Younane-- What Comes After the Logic of Reason?-- Victor Musgrave-- Voices in the Twilight-- Albert Cossery-- The House of Certain Death-- Joyce Mansour-- Floating Islands-- Fresh Cream-- Forthwith to S-- North Express-- Response to an Inquiry on Magic Art-- Morocco-- Robert Benayoun-- No Rhyme for Reason!-- The Obscure Protests-- Letter to Chicago-- The Phoenix of Animation-- Too Much Is Too Much-- Comic Sounds-- Abdellatif La bi-- Rue du Retour-- Tunisia-- Farid Lariby-- Pome Brut-- Algeria-- Henri Krea-- Never Forever Once More-- Oh Yes-- Jean-Michel Atlan-- The Time Has Come to Call Up a World-- Baya-- The Big Bird-- Habib Tengour-- Maghrebian Surrealism-- Senegal-- Cheikh Tidiane Sylla-- Surrealism and Black African Art-- The Spirit of Unity---For Freedom-- Congo-- Tchicaya U Tam'si-- Against Destiny-- Mozambique-- Inacio Matsinhe-- Painting as a Contribution to Consciousness-- I Became a Tortoise to Resist Torture-- The Snake-- Angola-- Malangatana Valente Ngwenya-- Survivor among Millions-- Amilcar Cabral-- National Liberation and Culture-- Antonio Domingues-- The Influence of Aime Cesaire in Portuguese-speaking Africa-- Madagascar-- Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo-- A Purple Star-- South Africa-- Dennis Brutus-- The Sun on This Rubble-- Poet against Apartheid-- Part 5. Surrealist Beginnings in the United States, 1930s\-1950s-- Fenton Johnson-- The Phantom Rabbit-- Tired-- George Herriman-- Positivilly Marvillis-- Jean Toomer-- Essentials-- Zora Neale Hurston-- How the Gods Behave-- Richard Wright-- Lawd Today-- Ralph Ellison-- The Poetry of It-- Bearden & the Destruction of the Accepted World-- Russell Atkins-- Upstood Upstaffed-- Part 6. The 1950s Surrealist Underground in the United States-- Ted Joans-- Ted Joans Speaks-- Bob Kaufman-- Abomunist Manifesto-- $$ Abomunus Craxioms $$-- Abomunist Election Manifesto-- Tom Postell-- Gertrude Stein Rides the Torn Down El to NYC-- Harmony-- Percy Edward Johnston-- Variations on a Theme-- Part 7. Surrealism, Black Power, Black Arts-- Ted Joans-- Proposition for a Black Power Manifesto-- Hart Leroy Bibbs-- Hurricane-- Black Spring-- Jayne Cortez-- National Security-- Making it-- St. Clair Drake-- Negritude and Pan-Africanism-- Edward A. Jones-- The Birth of Black Awareness-- Ishmael Reed-- Boxing on Paper-- Katherine Dunham-- Ballet Negre-- Notes on the Dance-- Melvin Edwards-- Lynch Fragments-- Joseph Jarman-- Odawalla-- Oliver Pitcher-- Jean-Jacques-- Frank London Brown-- Jazz-- Pony Poindexter-- Jazz Is More French Than American-- Anthony Braxton-- Earth Music-- Thelonious Monk-- Three Score-- Cecil Taylor-- The Musician-- Ornette Coleman-- Harmolodic = Highest Instinct-- Sun Ra-- Cosmic Equation-- The Endless Realm-- Babs Gonzales-- I Paid My Dues-- A. B. Spellman-- The New Thing in Jazz-- Dizzy Gillespie-- Gertrude Abercrombie-- Part 8. Toward the New Millennium: The Mid-1970s through the 1990s-- Aime Cesaire-- My Joyful Acceptance of Surrealism-- Homage to Frantz Fanon-- Jayne Cortez-- There It Is-- What's Ugly-- Poetry Music Technology-- Everything Can Be Transformed-- Taking the Blues Back Home-- Leon Damas-- Mainstream Statement-- Larry's Time-- Amiri Baraka-- The Changing Same-- James G. Spady-- Larry Neal Never Forgot Philly-- Charlotte Carter-- On Film-- Robin D. G. Kelley-- Reflections on Malcolm X-- Norman Calmese-- My Discovery of Surrealism-- Cheikh Tidiane Sylla-- Time-Traveler's Potlatch-- Ted Joans-- Kaufman Is a Bird Called Bob-- Cogollo-- Part 9. Looking Ahead: Surrealism Today and Tomorrow-- Aime Cesaire-- I Do Not Agree to Receive the Minister-- Robin D. G. Kelley-- Surrealism-- Ayana Karanja-- Contemplation-- Melvin Edwards-- Thinking about Surrealism-- T. J. Anderson III-- At Last Roundup-- Vaudeville 1951-- Michael Stone-Richards-- Surrealist Subversion in Everyday Life (with Julien Lenoir)-- Ron Allen-- Revelation-- Conversation between Eye and Mouth-- Anthony Joseph-- How Surrealism Found Me-- Extending Out to Brightness-- Patrick Turner-- Unrestricted Images-- Adrienne Kennedy-- People Who Led Me to My Plays-- Tyree Guyton-- There Is a True Magic Here-- Henry Dumas-- Will the Circle Be Unbroken?-- Deusdedit de Morais-- Cafe de Cherbourg-- Jayne Cortez-- Poetry Coming as Blues and Blues Coming as Poetry-- Free Time Friction-- Afterword: Surrealism and the Creation of a Desirable Future, by Robin D. G. Kelley Bibliography-- Index.
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Surrealism as a movement has always resisted the efforts of critics to confine it to any static definition - surrealists themselves have always preferred to speak of it in terms of dynamics, dialectics, goals, and struggles. Accordingly, surrealist groups have always encouraged and exemplified the widest diversity - from its start the movement was emphatically opposed to racism and colonialism, and it embraced thinkers from every race and nation. Yet in the vast critical literature on surrealism, all but a few black poets have been invisible. Academic histories and anthologies typically, but very wrongly, persist in conveying surrealism as an all-white movement, like other 'artistic schools' of European origin. In glaring contrast, the many publications of the international surrealist movement have regularly featured texts and reproductions of works by comrades from Martinique, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, South America, the United States, and other lands. Some of these publications are readily available to researchers; others are not, and a few fall outside academia's narrow definition of surrealism. This collection is the first to document the extensive participation of people of African descent in the international surrealist movement over the past seventy-five years. Editors Franklin Rosemont and Robin D. G. Kelley aim to introduce readers to the black, brown, and beige surrealists of the world - to provide sketches of their overlooked lives and deeds as well as their important place in history, especially the history of surrealism.
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110 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
362 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), facsims., ports. ; 30 cm.
Surrealism was one of the most influential movements of the twentieth century and had a profound impact on all forms of culture. It was a philosophy and a way of life for some of the most brilliant artists of the century. This is the first book to examine in depth its impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world. From the sensuality of Dali's Mae West Lips Sofa to Schiaparelli's extraordinary 'Tear' dress, Surrealism produced some of the most emotive objects ever created. In this ground-breaking book, works in all media from artists and designers such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst and Joan Miro will be used to explore some of Surrealism's dominant themes. Containing over 350 stunning illustrations, including previously unpublished works in private collections and specially commissioned photographs, the range of objects spans painting, sculpture, works on paper, bookbindings, jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, fashion, film and photography.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
271 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal "DOCUMENTS" represented a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille--poet, philosopher, writer, and self-styled "enemy within" surrealism--used "DOCUMENTS" to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology. "Undercover Surrealism, " taking the visual richness of "DOCUMENTS" as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital intellectual context of works by Picasso, Dali, Miro, Giacometti, and others in 1920s Paris. Featuring 180 color images and translations of original texts from "DOCUMENTS" accompanied by essays and shorter descriptive texts, "Undercover Surrealism" recreates and recontextualizes Bataille's still unsettling approach to culture. Putting Picasso's "Three Dancers" back into its original context of sex, sacrifice, and violence, for example, then juxtaposing it with images of gang wars, tribal masks, voodoo ritual, Hollywood musicals, and jazz, makes the urgency and excitement of Bataille's radical ideas startlingly vivid to a twenty-first-century reader."Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London".
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"Surrealism Revolts" accompanies a major Hayward exhibition that draws its inspiration and much of its material from "Documents", the ground breaking surrealist magazine edited by the French thinker Georges Bataille. Its aim is to re-invest some of the best-known modern masterpieces by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Alberto Giacometti with some of the explosive vitality of the cultural and intellectual climate in Paris in the late 1920s. It reflects the visual richness and violent confrontations in "Documents" between art, archaeology, ethnography, film and popular culture.
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383 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
160 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Introduction: The Magikal Art of Painting-- The Reluctant Debutante-- Ernst, Surrealism and the femme sorciere-- Heaven and Hell: Wartime Experiences-- The Alchemical Kitchen: Domestic Space as Sacred Space-- Esoteric Interests-- Bibliography-- Index.
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This is the first book to survey the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917). Carrington burst onto the Surrealist scene in 1936, when, as a precocious nineteen-year-old debutante, she escaped the stultifying demands of her wealthy English family by running away to Paris with her lover Max Ernst. She was immediately championed by Andre Breton, who responded enthusiastically to her fantastical, dark and satirical writing style and her interest in fairy tales and the occult. Her stories were included in Surrealist publications, and her paintings in the Surrealists' exhibitions. After the dramas and tragic separations of the Second World War, Carrington ended up in the 1940s as part of the circle of Surrealist European emigres living in Mexico City. Close friends with Luis Bunuel, Benjamin Peret, Octavio Paz and a host of both expatriate Surrealists and Mexican modernists, Carrington was at the centre of Mexican cultural life, while still maintaining her European connections. Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art provides a fascinating overview of this intriguing artist's rich body of work. The author considers Carrington's preoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
742 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 The surrealist adventure - total nonconformism, insubordination and revolution as the way to a non-repressive civilization: what is surrealism?-- first steps - surrealism in the US in the 1960s-- poetry, freedom and love--surrealist games - play as the collective shaping reality-- dreaming revolution - surrealism yesterday, today and tomorrow. Part II The surrealist critique: capitalist civilization - the global prison-- against the degredation of langiuage - exposing the false poets and the miserabilist media-- patriarchy and sexual oppression-- work - terror and boredom at the point of production-- the lie of whiteness-- religion as repression-- the desruction of wilderness-- official art - the aesthetics of repressive desublimination-- critique of the traditional left. Part III Surrealist action - social transformation as festival: realization of poetry in everyday life-- defending the marvellous-- subverting the institutions of unfreedom-- the savage eye - liberating the visual imagination-- outsiders-- images of desire in motion-- from horror to humour - surrealism's popular accomplices-- black music - sounds of the history of freedom-- other musics - disturbing the "Peace"-- taking chances and raising the stakes-- rebel workers and utopian dreamers - reclaiming the past-- surrealist inquiries - questioning everything.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781570271229 20160528
From its auspicious beginnings in the summer of 1966 to the present, the Chicago Surrealist Group - and the Surrealist Movement in the United States, which grew out of it - have continued to foment an exhilarating whirlwind of revolt while playfully igniting the sparks of poetry, freedom and love in the crucible of unfetted imagination. In doing so, it has brightly illuminated the pathways of absolute divergence that define the intrinsically anarchist trajectory of the surrealist adventure. Drawing on the full range of US surrealist publications, from the original journal "Arsenal/Surrealist Subversion" to the very latest millennial communique from the front lines of the ongoing battle against miserablism, this volume contains over 200 texts (more than two dozen appearing here for the first time) by more than 50 participants in the Surrealist Movement, making this a comprehensive, diverse and highly illustrated compilation of American surrealist writings.
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xvi, 462 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Visionary Film has remained the standard text on the American avant-garde cinema since the publication of its first edition in 1974. It has been hailed as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. In this book P. Adams Sitney discusses the principle genres and the major filmmakers since Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid made their dreamlike film "Meshes of the Afternoon" in 1943. Sitney also identifies the emergence and flowering of a new genre, which he calls Menippean Satire. Thsi edition also includes a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos which had been dropped from the second edition.
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351 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm.
  • 1 Surrealism: Desire Unbound Jennifer Mundy 2 Unstable Identities Dawn Ades 3 Desire and Psychoanalysis David Lomas 4 Encounters Julia Kelly 5 Poetry of Desire Katharine Conley 6 Lives and Loves Dawn Ades and Jennifer Mundy 7 Love Books Vincent Gille 8 Desire and Photography Hal Foster 9 Filming Desire Dawn Ades 10 The Boundaries of Desire Neil Cox 11 Pornography Carolyn Dean 12 Staging Desire Alyce Mahon 13 Desire and Liberty Annie Le Brun.
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Desire was one of the defining themes of surrealism. Influenced by the Freudian notion that sexual instincts were fundamental to the development of the psyche, the surrealists saw desire as a path to self-knowledge. Published to accompany the exhibition of international surrealism held at Tate Modern, summer 2001, this title features essays that are intended to provide a wide-ranging exploration of the theme of surrealism and desire. Key works by artists such as Duchamp, Magritte, Ernst, Dali, de Chirico, Giocometti, Bellmer, Claude Cahun, and Dorothea Tanning are illustrated and discussed, as well as surrealist films and books, and photographs by Man Ray, Brassai and others.
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This volume is published to accompany the exhibition of international surrealism, desire being one of the defining themes of this art movement. This title features essays that are intended to provide a wide-ranging exploration of the theme of surrealism and desire.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Illustrations-- A note on Japanese names-- Prologue: what is called surrealism-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Distant realities-- 3. On memory and doubt-- 4. Poetry and visuality, poetry and actuality-- 5. Eternities and surrealist legacies-- Epilogue: physical nostalgias-- Appendix-- Selected chronology-- Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
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How can a movement like Surrealism be transferred, transplanted, or transported from one culture to another, one language to another? This book traces the creative dialogue between France and Japan in the early twentieth century, focusing on Surrealist and avant-garde writings. It opens a theoretical treatment of cultural memory, influence, visuality, writing, nostalgia, and nation to suggest a new perspective for the reading of modern Japanese culture and cross-cultural interactions. The author argues that the problem of literary influences should be recast as a problem of cultural memory, where analysis of causes and effects gives way to a deeper analysis of displacements and aftershocks, which she calls cultural fault lines. The book analyzes the writings of Takiguchi Shuzo, Nishiwaki Junzaburo, Kitasono Katsue, and others whose work was associated explicitly with the Surrealist movement in Japan. It also incorporates readings of other experimental works and postwar performances that reflect the wider impact of these avant-garde ideas. The author argues that a vision of alterity, a foreign space located somewhere beyond, plays a crucial role in formulations of avant-garde praxis in both the Japanese and French contexts. Here exploration of Japanese notions of the Surreal, calling for a rereading of received notions about French avant-gardes, leads to a reconfiguration of this period, written less as a narrative history of literature than as the nonlinear route of a multivalent dialogue.
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19. The hearing trumpet [1996]

xix, 199 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
287 p.
In 1932, at the very peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne in Paris established a Caribbean Surrealist Group, and published a single issue of a journal called "Legitime Defense". Immediately banned by the authorities, it passed almost unnoticed at the time. Yet, its publication began a remarkable series of debates and collaborations between surrealism and Caribbean intellectuals that had a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. In the next two decades, these exchanges greatly influenced the evolution of the concept of negritude, initiated revolution in Haiti in 1946, and crucially affected the development of surrealism itself. This book explores the nature of this relationship between black anti-colonialist movements in the Caribbean and the most radical of the European avant-gardes, and presents a series of key texts which reveal its complexity - most of them never before translated into English. Included are: Rene Menil's subtle philosophical essays and the fierce polemics of Aime and Suzanne Cesaire that had a great influence on Franz Fanon, appreciations of surrealism by Haitian writers, lyrical evocations of the Caribbean by Andre Breton and andre Masson, and explorations of Haiti and voodoo religion by Pierre Mabille and Michel Leiris. This collection illuminates a neglected moment in cultural and political history. Michael Richardson is the author of "Georges Bataille", and editor and translator of "The Absence of Myth".
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