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Taro Okamoto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Biographical notes (until 1945) Tarō Okamoto was one of the most celebrated avant-garde artists in Japan in the twentieth century, and the only Japanese painter who participated in the surrealist exhibition held in Paris in 1938. Born...

Kobo Abe

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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...On the fringes of the diffuse circles that constituted Japanese surrealism after the war, including involvement in the group “Night Society” established by Taro Okamoto in 1948, Kobo Abe was a major writer, playwright, photographer...

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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

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...Introduction Surrealism as it became manifest in Japan contains so many diffuse, not to say contradictory, elements that it is incredibly difficult to pin down. There has never been a cohesive surrealist group in Japan as such, only groups...

Fashion

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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...In its concern for what is deep-seated but not yet revealed, for that which is never fashionable, surrealism may be judged an antonym of the term “fashion” (albeit that this statement begins to blur the distinction between a specific...