Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology - MIT Press (Paperback)Mary Ann Caws (editor)
Paperback 564 Pages / Published: 23/08/2002
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Art and writings by Surrealist painters and poets from a wide range of countries. In 1951 Robert Motherwell published a collection of writings called The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology. Conceived as a sequel to that volume, Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology does for Surrealism what Motherwell's book did for Dadaism. The concept and contents were discussed with Robert Motherwell and met with his enthusiastic approval. The essays, manifestos, poems, and texts in this anthology offer a composite picture of the Surrealists-their convictions, styles, and spirit-from the movement's beginnings in France just after World War I to its second flowering in America after World War II. The book includes writers and artists from Belgium, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Guyana, Italy, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Senegal, Uruguay, and the United States. Caws's main criterion for inclusion was that the works be the best and most representative of the different forms of Surrealism. Among others, the artists and writers include Andre Breton, Marcel Duchamp and Rrose Selavy, Max Ernst, Mina Loy, Francis Picabia, and Tristan Tzara.
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Number of pages: 564
Weight: 1202 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 32 mm
The images and texts in this glossy anthology are often startling and almost always beautiful. -Boston Phoenix
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