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What content is available in Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism?

Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism offers exclusive digital access to a 3-volume major reference work with 200 survey articles, 500 A-Z articles covering key figures, 500 rare documentary and archive images, portraits and artworks as well as an interactive timeline that allows you to explore Surrealism from its beginnings to the present day.

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Is there content included in Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism that is not available online anywhere else?

The 3-volume International Encyclopedia of Surrealism major reference work is available exclusively on Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism and not available elsewhere.

What is the coverage of Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism?

Surrealism is one of the most influential and popular art forms of the last century. It has shaped painting, literature, film, photography, music, theatre, architecture, fashion and design, as well as thinking about politics and culture. The Encyclopedia presents the first comprehensive and systematic overview of surrealism internationally, from its beginnings to the present day. 

Volume 1 includes overviews of national surrealist movements, surrealism’s influence across the visual, applied and performing arts, and analyses of the concepts which underpin surrealism. Volumes 2 and 3 present an A-Z of both the significant and the lesser-known individuals - theorists, critics, novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, designers, painters, collagists, object makers, sculptors, film makers, and photographers – who have made and continue to make surrealism. The volume concludes with a detailed overview of contemporary surrealist practice.

What time period is covered?

The content in Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism covers from the beginning of the Surrealism movement in 1917 to present day.

Who is the resource for?

Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and instructors in Art History/Theory, French Studies, Film Studies, Literary Studies, Photography and Visual Culture as well as Design/Fashion, Cultural History and Social/Cultural/Political Theory.

Will the resource be updated?

Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism will be updated with new and exclusive Bibliographic Guides written by the Encyclopedia's Editors up until 2022.