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The Image

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Preliminary Words The first thing to be said is that, almost a century after the surrealist adventure began to deal with the phenomenon of the image, and specifically with the “surrealist image,” this has become too vast an area for any...

Sigmund Freud

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists, and notably André Breton, have constantly testified to a deep respect for Sigmund Freud. But this respect was not of the same nature as that for other thinkers, from Hegel to Charles Fourier. With Freud, it wasn’t a matter...

History

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists’ relationship to history is marked by ambivalence, as evidenced for example in their protean, sometimes conflicting, assessments of historical figures. Consequently, surrealism did not produce a unified theory of history...

Jacques Lacan

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...We know that in his youth Jacques Lacan was very close to the surrealists, especially Salvador Dalí and René Crevel as well as to André Breton himself, and that this association influenced him in a way that had a lasting effect on him...

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...

Salvador Dalí

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Salvador Dalí was the most controversial of the artists associated with surrealism; despite exclusion from the movement in 1939 he insisted to the end of his life that he was the only true surrealist. Moreover, although he is the artist...

Film Comedy

Nikos Stabakis

Nikos Stabakis is a translator, writer, and film theorist and a founding member of the Athens surrealist group. 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 surrealists’ long-standing interest in film comedy, which also informed some of the best-known film-making projects by participants in the movement, poses crucial questions regarding the notions and limitations of popular culture...

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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Madness

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists’ relationship to madness was fraught with complications and complexities, so much so that it may be best summarized by Salvador Dalí’s remark that the only difference between himself and a madman was that he was not mad...

Window Display

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...During the nineteenth century shop windows assumed a central role promoting commerce in major metropolitan areas. As pedestrian traffic increased along newly designed boulevards so too did opportunities to attract prospective buyers...