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Hans Bellmer

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Feminine Body: Girls and Maidens Under the entry for “Bellmer, Hans” in the Abbreviated Dictionary of Surrealism of 1938, we read: “surrealist writer and painter, builder of large articulated dolls. Author of La Poupée, Jointures de...

Acéphale

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Acéphale was an interdisciplinary project initiated and overseen by Georges Bataille from 1936 to 1939. Comprising both an illustrated public journal of religion, sociology, and philosophy, and an esoteric secret society whose members were...

Le Surréalisme, Même

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Le Surréalisme, même was a surrealist periodical published in five numbers from the end of 1956 to spring 1959, with a print run of 5,030 copies for the first and 1,975 copies for its last issue respectively. Funded by the publisher...

Mannequins

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduced in the nineteenth century, at a time when commercial retailers were seeking to attract prospective consumers both inside and outside their shops, mannequins helped milliners, hairdressers, clothiers, and department stores promote...

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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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...All the rest is indigence and revolting, unbearable platitudes: billboards and doggerelIt is distressing that surrealism, author of cogent critiques of the ideologies of capitalism, should also have been a significant influence...

The Book

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...There is no single definition of the surrealist book. It can be real (Les Éditions Surréalistes published over sixty books) or imaginary (André Breton dreamed of a book with pages of thick black wool and a wooden gnome for a spine...

Cobra

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. 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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...Cobra (or COBRA, but never CoBrA, which is a later invention of critics and art historians), was founded in Paris on November 8, 1948 by artists and poets from Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands, who cultivated a northern artistic...

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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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...The penultimate essay of André Breton’s Surrealism and Painting is a short text dated December 3, 1964 devoted to Ugo Sterpini and Fabio de Sanctis, working collaboratively under the name Officina Undici (“Workshop Eleven”), creators...

Minotaure

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The deluxe review Minotaure came into existence in 1933 as a collaborative project between the Swiss art publisher Albert Skira, the art critic E. Tériade, and the surrealist poets and painters guided by André Breton. Successor of the more...

The Novel

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction The French surrealist hostility towards the novel as a purely literary artifact without revolutionary value is well documented. As early as 1924, in the first Manifeste du surréalisme, Breton attacked both the realist novel...