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Jacques-André Boiffard

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Jacques-André Boiffard was a French photographer and radiologist who contributed to the publications, discourse, and creative practice of the French surrealist group, particularly in its first decade. Despite his impact on the movement...

Masks

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The mask is inherent to the surrealist conception of identity. In her discussion of the surrealist poets’ frequent citation and rewriting of their predecessors’ texts, Elsa Adamowicz compares this practice of authorial travesty...

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...

Animals

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The urban milieu of the city of Paris was both the physical and in no small way the symbolic backdrop against which surrealism unfolded. Its centrality is famously codified in Aragon’s Paris Peasant and Breton’s Nadja as well...

Furniture

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...

La Révolution Surréaliste

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

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...La Révolution surréaliste, the surrealist journal par excellence, is the one that has acquired the greatest renown. Its eleven issues, from December 1924 to December 1929, mark a turning point in the history of the movement. Littérature...

Contre-Attaque

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

Encyclopedia Article

...Contre-Attaque (Counter-Attack) was an ephemeral political grouping that existed between October 1935 and May 1936; its purpose was to push the Popular Front, which had been formed the previous July to counter the rise of fascism in France,...

Photography

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Travel

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...The Royal Road By the 1920s railways radiated from Paris, capital of surrealism and of the French empire, to connect Parisians with the great cities of Europe and ports serving the world. The surrealist group responded in two ways...