Surrealism and the Visual Arts: Theory and Reception (Paperback)
  • Surrealism and the Visual Arts: Theory and Reception (Paperback)
zoom

Surrealism and the Visual Arts: Theory and Reception (Paperback)

(author)
£36.99
Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 26/01/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This 2005 study traces the development of Surrealist theory of visual art and its reception, from the birth of Surrealism to its institutionalization in the mid-1930s. Situating Surrealist art theory in its theoretical and discursive contexts, Kim Grant demonstrates the complex interplay between Surrealism and contemporary art criticism. She examines the challenge to Surrealist art raised by the magazine Cahiers d'Art, which promoted a group of young painters dedicated to a liberated and poetic painting process that was in keeping with the formalist evolution of modern art. Grant also discusses the centrality of visual art in Surrealism as a material manifestation of poetry, the significance of poetry in French theories of modern art, and the difficulties faced by an avant-garde art movement at a time when contemporary audiences had come to expect revolutionary innovation.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107403345
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.