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Frederick Kiesler

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Frederick Kiesler is remembered above all as an architect, despite the fact that few of his designs came to fruition—the majority of his realized works falling rather into the domain of interior and exhibition design. Nevertheless, his...

VVV

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...VVV was the publication of the émigré surrealists during their wartime exile in New York. Edited by David Hare, with André Breton, Max Ernst, and later Marcel Duchamp acting as editorial advisers, it ran for four issues, with issue 2–3...

Néon

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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...“To be nothing, To be everything, To open being.” The masthead of Néon, the recently re-formed Parisian surrealist group’s first journal after the Second World War, declared the movement’s orientation with singular penetration...

Furniture

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 penultimate essay of André Breton’s Surrealism and Painting is a short text dated December 3, 1964 devoted to Ugo Sterpini and Fabio de Sanctis, working collaboratively under the name Officina Undici (“Workshop Eleven”), creators...

Surrealist Patrons and Collectors

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

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...Surrealist activities have been sustained over the years by various figures who have actively supported and promoted them and often entered into complicity with surrealist aims. We give here brief notes on some of the most significant...

USA

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The United States of America did not loom large in the surrealist imaginary during the first decades of the movement’s existence. In the second half of the twentieth century, North America’s impact on surrealism’s history was much greater...

Architecture

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

...If in many respects the discipline of architecture—particularly that strain of high Modernist architecture in thrall to function and rationalization—seems anathema to the movement, a kind of “architectural imaginary” nevertheless runs...

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

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...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...

Exhibitions

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Abandoning the state-sanctioned venues to which earlier generations had submitted their work, artists in Third Republic France (1870–1940) exhibited in the galleries and independent spaces that catered to an expanding pool of collectors...