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Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Alchemy in reverse André Breton, L’Amour fou On the side of the abyss, made of Philosopher’s Stone, the starry castle opens. CIA director Porter Goss would have us appreciate anal feeding—a favored technique of “enhanced interrogation...

Jan Švankmajer

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction: making magic Born in Prague in 1934, Jan Švankmajer is a movie-maker, writer, puppeteer, object maker, ceramicist, collagist, and collector of curios. An active member since 1970 of the Czech and Slovak Surrealist Group...

Myth

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Following the end of the Second World War, André Breton announced that surrealism would undergo a certain change in direction and occupy itself with the search for a new myth. But while the wartime and post-war periods marked surrealism...

Phosphor: A Surrealist Luminescence

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Phosphor: A Surrealist Luminescence is the journal of the Leeds Surrealist Group, of which four issues to date have been published between 2008 and 2015. A further issue is currently in process.The Leeds Surrealist Group was founded in 1994...

S.U.RR . . .

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...At the beginning of the 1990s, new participants came to join those around Vincent Bounoure who had refused the dissolution of the Parisian surrealist group in 1969, leading to a resurgence of activity. Between 1990 and 1992, four issues...

Childhood

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Childhood has a sovereign value for surrealism. In the face of the failed priorities of the contemporary world, the first Manifesto’s opening paragraph specifies childhood—a state every one of us has known—as the first and defining...

Bulletin de Liaison Surréaliste

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Although the “crisis” that tore the Parisian group apart had concluded by October 1969, the poet and theoretician Vincent Bounoure sent an enquiry “Nothing or What?” “to all those who don’t consider that surrealism should cease in 1966...

Set Design

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Stage settings, lighting and props; production photographs of plays, ballets, and operas; evocative sketches for scenography proposals: at a glance, set design of any kind often evokes more than a hint of surrealism. Though it’s a topic...

Collage

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Arp’s papiers déchirés and Miró’s papiers collés; Ernst’s collages-découpages or Hugnet’s poèmes-découpages; Magritte’s painted collages and Penrose’s paper collages; Schwitters’ Merz, Luca’s cubomania, Mariën’s étrécissements; Dalí...

Film

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...For the first-generation surrealists the cinema was a revelation of their childhood and adolescence. André Breton himself was born in 1896, the very year the Lumière brothers were arranging their first screenings and therefore he and other...