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Pierre Yoyotte

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...One of the band of Martinican students in Paris who founded Légitime Défense in 1932, Yoyotte joined the surrealist group in Paris that year, and contributed an important analysis of fascism in Intervention surréaliste, the surrealist issue...

Sansei Yamanaka

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet, Sansei Yamanaka was one of the main contacts between French and Japanese surrealists, and maintained a substantial correspondence with his French comrades. He was the organizer, along with Shuzo Takiguchi, of the 1937 International...

Ramses Younan

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ramses Younan was a founding member of the Cairo-based group “Art and Freedom.” Alongside francophone poet Georges Henein and painter and moviemaker Kamel Telmisany, Younan was an active collaborator and contributor to the group’s art...

Kansuke Yamamoto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kansuke Yamamoto was born in 1914 in Nagoya, a son of the first photography supply shopkeeper in the city. He grew up in a household that cherished photography as a means of artistic practice: his father, Gotō Yamamoto, was a Pictorialist...

Kikuji Yamashita

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kikuji Yamashita became interested in surrealism in the 1930s and studied art with Ichiro Fukuzawa. His experiences during the war in China (especially when he was forced to kill a Chinese prisoner) traumatized him and marked his subsequent...

Nakaji Yasui

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Nakaji Yasui was born in Osaka in 1903, one of four children of a paper merchant. The family’s business, established in 1891, also traded in Western-type paper and for that reason foreigners often visited their home. On one of those visits...

Légitime Défense

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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...“Légitime Défense” was the title of an essay written by André Breton in 1926 testifying to the underlying communist orientation of surrealist activity against the dogmatism and lack of understanding of it by the cadres of the French...

Egypt

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Overview On February 4, 1937, a young Egyptian, Sorbonne-educated poet, Georges Henein, presented the surrealist movement in a public lecture in Cairo (Henein, 2006: 365–76). Over the next year, a group of artists and writers gathered...

Japan

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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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...Introduction Surrealism as it became manifest in Japan contains so many diffuse, not to say contradictory, elements that it is incredibly difficult to pin down. There has never been a cohesive surrealist group in Japan as such, only groups...

Photography

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In the winter of 2009/10, the Centre Pompidou in Paris mounted the exhibition La Subversion des images, certainly the most compendious showing of surrealist photography yet assembled. There were over 400 images and other artifacts...