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Eli Lotar

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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...A photographer and cinematographer, Eli Lotar is known above all for his documentary images of Parisian slaughterhouses published in issue 6 of Documents (1929). It was a theme very much in line with Georges Bataille’s interests...

Documents

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Founded by the art dealer Georges Wildenstein and endorsed by the ethnologists from the Institut de l’Ethnologie, Documents is a nonconformist magazine of art, archaeology, ethnography, and diverse aspects of contemporary popular culture...

Oceania

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Overview The World in the Time of Surrealism, a map published in 1929, indicates the importance of Oceania for surrealism. The Pacific Ocean occupied the map’s center, while a much diminished Europe was pushed to the margin, demonstrating...

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...

Photography

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...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...

Travel

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The Royal Road By the 1920s railways radiated from Paris, capital of surrealism and of the French empire, to connect Parisians with the great cities of Europe and ports serving the world. The surrealist group responded in two ways...