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Mass Observation

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The exoticism of the familiar One of the most surprising and fruitful associations of the surrealist movement in the 1930s was its involvement with Mass Observation, a heterodox and audacious project of social investigation that sought...

Humphrey Jennings

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Humphrey Jennings is now best remembered for the series of documentary films he made during World War II, films that caused Lindsay Anderson in 1954 to call Jennings “the only real poet the British cinema has yet produced” (in Jennings...

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...

Photography

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...In the winter of 2009/10, the Centre Pompidou in Paris mounted the exhibition La Subversion des images, certainly the most compendious showing of surrealist photography yet assembled. There were over 400 images and other artifacts...

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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Britain

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

Encyclopedia Article

...Surrealism has been an intermittent presence in England. After its official introduction in the mid-1930s, consistent activity has proven difficult, with several periods of discontinuity and false starts. Its re-emergence from the 1990s...