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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Biographical Notes Ai-Mitsu was a Japanese painter who developed some highly personal styles related to surrealism in the late 1930s and early 1940s, when the rise of militarism and fascism in Japan led to a devastating full-scale war...


Yuko Ishii


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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...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...