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Imagination

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Beloved imagination, what I like most in you is your unsparing quality. Stone Childhood is certainly greater than reality (Bachelard), and this because, nurtured and boundless, the imagination informs everything with values that increase...

Roger Caillois

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Described in 1974 by journalist Hector Bianciotti as “the last Encyclopedist,” Roger Caillois is best known for his involvement with surrealism and his sociological writings on myth, games, and the sacred. He was also the first French...

Vratislav Effenberger

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The poet, playwright, novelist, and theoretician Vratislav Effenberger was a central personality in Czech post-war surrealism. His thought was strongly influenced by psychoanalysis, functional structuralism (J. Mukařovský, R. Jakobson...

Vítězslav Nezval

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Vítězslav Nezval ranks among the foremost Czech poets of the twentieth century. He is also the author significant works of prose. Known for his insistence on creative freedom and the development of the imagination, he is credited...

Rikki Ducornet

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ethics Rikki Ducornet is an American surrealist writer, poet, and artist born in Canton, New York, in 1943. Her childhood was spent on the campus of Bard College, in New York, where she also completed a BA in Fine Arts in 1964. She moved...

Man Ray

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Man Ray moved across disciplines, challenged conventional boundaries, and made important contributions to surrealist photography, painting, object making, graphic art, and film. He created witty, self-referential works that helped form...

André Breton: The Memory of the Future

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...André Breton intentionally upset classic and modern temporal frameworks. He played with time. His life and his writings went beyond the limits of his existence. This, quite apart from the obvious ways in which Breton steered the surrealist...

Phases

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

...The Phases movement was founded in Paris in 1952 by Édouard (1924–2006) and Simone Jaguer (who exhibited and published as Anne Éthuin, 1921–2009). The Jaguers were the principal animators of Phases throughout its existence, though...