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Konstantin Biebl

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Konstantin Biebl participated in Devětsil and Poetism before becoming a founding member of the Czechoslovak surrealist group in 1934. A major poet and storyteller, his first collection, Cesta k lidem (Voyage to the People), was published...

Kikuji Yamashita

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kikuji Yamashita became interested in surrealism in the 1930s and studied art with Ichiro Fukuzawa. His experiences during the war in China (especially when he was forced to kill a Chinese prisoner) traumatized him and marked his subsequent...

Jacques Viot

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Writer, novelist and scriptwriter. Participating in surrealism between 1927 and 1934, Viot worked as an agent for the gallery owner Pierre Loeb, for whom he organized exhibitions of Joan Miró, Max Ernst and Pierre Roy. He also went on two...

René Ménil

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...One of the most important Martinican intellectuals of the twentieth century, René Ménil, participated in surrealism as a student in Paris in the early thirties and then throughout the period of the Second World War as one of the editors...

Légitime Défense

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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...“Légitime Défense” was the title of an essay written by André Breton in 1926 testifying to the underlying communist orientation of surrealist activity against the dogmatism and lack of understanding of it by the cadres of the French...

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...

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...

Vodou

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Vodou, the religion of Haiti organized around an expansive realm of lwa (spirits), formed during the country’s French colonial period, was an important component of the anti-colonial, anti-slavery revolution of 1791–1804. Vodou’s sèvitè...

The Primitive

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Our Integral Primitivism For surrealism the primitive was both a critical force to challenge and disrupt the values of Western civilization and part of an enduring engagement with alterity and difference. It encompassed not only...

Anthropology

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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...Anthropology has been a key concern within surrealism from the beginning. As James Clifford has shown, surrealism emerged at a time when anthropology as an intellectual discipline was being shaped in France and the links between them over...