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La Brèche: Action Surréaliste

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...La Brèche ran for eight issues between October 1961 and November 1965, and is notable for being the last surrealist periodical edited by André Breton. The editorial board consisted of Robert Benayoun, Gérard Legrand, José Pierre, Jean...

Robert Benayoun

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Robert Benayoun was born on December 12, 1926 and died in Paris after a long illness on October 20, 1996. Very precociously he entered the surrealist group in 1948 at the age of twenty-two and belongs with Jean Schuster and Gérard Legrand...

Popular Culture

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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...Long before popular culture became a respectable subject of study, after having been taken up by Cultural Studies in the 1960s, it had been a topic of considerable interest for the surrealists. Unlike the proponents of Cultural Studies...

Humor

Dawn Ades

Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita at the University of Essex. Her publications include Dada and Surrealism (1974), Photomontage (1976), Salvador Dali (1982), Andre Masson (1994), Marcel Duchamp (with Neil Cox and David Hopkins, 1999), Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo muerto (with Rita Eder and Gabriela Speranza) (2012). She has curated or co-curated many major exhibitions on surrealism and linked themes. 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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...Almost all attempts to explain humor fail. One that doesn’t is André Breton’s Anthologie de l’humour noir (Anthology of Black Humor, 1940), not least because as an anthology it operates by example, not by exegesis. As Breton says: “There...

Film Criticism

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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...Most of the focus on the relation between surrealism and film has been on film-making. The contribution surrealists have made to film criticism has been overlooked despite an excellent anthology of many key texts being available in English...

Transformaction

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...When, seeking to reunite the dispersed surrealist forces in Britain, E.L.T. Mesens, J.B. Brunius, Conroy Maddox, and John Lyle, an Exeter bookseller newly arrived among surrealist ranks, came together and organized the Enchanted Domain...

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...

Analogon

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...During the first half of 1968 the political situation in Czechoslovakia, for the first time since the Second World War, allowed Vratislav Effenberger to contemplate publication of a surrealist review, to be called Aura. The collective...

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...

Radio and Television

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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...Radio and television are media into which surrealism has made comparatively few significant interventions, despite radio being invoked by Breton in his early text “Introduction to the Discourse on the Paucity of Reality,” in which he extols...