Contemporary Artists and their Critics: Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of Time (Paperback)
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Contemporary Artists and their Critics: Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of Time (Paperback)

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Paperback 332 Pages / Published: 28/01/1999
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Surrealist Art and Writing offers a fresh analysis of Surrealism, the avant-garde movement that, in its search for contemporary lyricism and imagery, united literature and art to politics and psychology. Examining Surrealism's main phases from a variety of perspectives, Jack Spector emphasises the rebellion of the protagonists against their middle-class education. In Manifestos and Manifestations the Surrealists promoted Marxist over liberal politics; Freudian psychoanalysis over French psychiatry; Hegelian dialectics over Cartesian logic; and the outmoded, psychotic, or childish over modernist art. This study offers a coherent overview of the exciting and important interwar period in Europe. In particular it places avant-garde ideas and imagery within the historical and political contexts of the 1920s and 30s, integrating them into contemporary artistic and ideological currents.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521657396
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 253 x 178 x 18 mm

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