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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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...Jaroslav Ježek was a Czech composer, pianist, and conductor who was a founder member of the Czechoslvak group. Almost blind from a young age, he was drawn towards music and in the 1920s became the composer for the Prague Liberated Theatre...

Devětsil

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in Prague in October 1920, the Devětsil Artistic Union (after 1925 known as the Devětsil Union for Modern Culture) brought together artists in multiple fields who were devoted to leftist politics and modernist aesthetics. In 1923...

Music

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...If it has been repeated that there is no such thing as surrealist music, then it remains true that the classic declarations about preferring silence (André Breton, Giorgio de Chirico) came from the 1920s when, for some years, it was also...

Set Design

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

...Stage settings, lighting and props; production photographs of plays, ballets, and operas; evocative sketches for scenography proposals: at a glance, set design of any kind often evokes more than a hint of surrealism. Though it’s a topic...

Czechoslovakia

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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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

...Founded in 1934 and still vibrant today, surrealism in Czechoslovakia (now Czechia and Slovakia) has good claim to be considered the most significant international manifestation of the movement after France. This is partly on account of its...