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Alfred Jarry

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Alfred Jarry was born on September 8, 1873 in Laval (Mayenne). His father, Anselme Jarry was a commercial contractor, and his mother was Caroline Quernest. Jarry received a good education at the lycées in Laval, Saint-Brieuc...

Eugène Atget

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Even though Eugène Atget didn’t belong to the same group of “conspirators of imagination” as the surrealists, his images became “appropriated” by them. He differed from them, of course. He was much older, and he died three years after...

Pablo Picasso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Although Pablo Picasso was never a member of the surrealist movement, it is difficult to imagine the conception of surrealist painting without him. Perhaps less obviously it would be difficult to understand Picasso without some...

Wireless Time/Time Without Strings

Georges Sebbag

A writer with a doctorate in philosophy, Georges Sebbag participated in the activities of the surrealist group in Paris from 1964 to 1969. He has written texts on time and many books about surrealism. His most recent are Potence avec paratonnerre, Surréalisme et philosophie (2012) and Foucault Deleuze, Nouvelles Impressions du Surréalisme (2015). 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

Encyclopedia Article

...[Translators’ note: the French term “sans fil” presents difficulties in English for its double meaning of “radio,” or formerly “wireless,” and “without strings or wires.” We have therefore translated the term differently at different points...

Industrial Workers of the World

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1905 by a diverse array of radical unionists. In the fighting spirit of “revolutionary unionism,” the IWW Preamble emphatically states: “The working class...

Parapsychology

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...I think we owe more than is generally conceded to what William James justly called the gothic psychology of F.W.H. Myers which, in an entirely new and still more exciting world, led us to the admirable explorations of Théodore Flournoy...

Astrology

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Astrology is an ancient science that considers the relation between the constellation of the stars and human destiny. In its essence, its practitioners consider the universe as a single dynamic organism, with man and the stars...

Oceania

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Overview The World in the Time of Surrealism, a map published in 1929, indicates the importance of Oceania for surrealism. The Pacific Ocean occupied the map’s center, while a much diminished Europe was pushed to the margin, demonstrating...