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Giorgio De Chirico

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 cover of the first issue of La Révolution surréaliste (December 1924) carries three photographs of the recently inaugurated surrealist group at the Bureau de recherches surréalistes. In two (and possibly all three) of them, Giorgio de...

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Encyclopedia Article

...In the nineteenth century the will was the queen of the faculties in philosophy. Nietzsche, as the genealogist of morality, made the astonishing discovery of a will that denies rather than affirms, a will that turns against itself...

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...

Painting

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Can we speak of surrealist painting? In “Artistic Genesis and Perspective of Surrealism” (1941), André Breton presents Dada and surrealism as movements with a mandate to “bring about the fusion of poetry and the plastic arts” (Breton, 1972:...

Philosophy

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

Encyclopedia Article

...Surrealism is at once a reality, an idea, and an imaginary. A historical reality: an international movement of poets and artists. A philosophical concept: the resolution of the antinomies of reason. An imagination in practice...

The City

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Although the city was not a clearly defined category within surrealism, the modern urban environment, with its shop windows, billboards, kiosks, cafes, and inhabitants, functioned as a field of encounters, an unpredictable labyrinth open...

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...

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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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

London Bulletin

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...When E.L.T. Mesens took over the London Gallery, with Roland Penrose’s and, to a lesser degree, Anton Zwemmer’s financial help, on February 27, 1938 he was providing the recently formed Surrealist Group in England with headquarters...