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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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...Other essays in this volume deal with specific aspects of design, but the aim here is to consider some underlying questions concerning the relationship between surrealism and design. If this has rarely been investigated, this echoes...

Benjamin Péret

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When asked in 1934 “What is Surrealism?” André Breton answered: “the beauty of Benjamin Péret upon hearing the words family, religion or country”. Paul Éluard, who collaborated with him in “bringing up to date” 152 proverbs had...

Power

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The Controversy of Power 1994: 89, translation modified “Freedom isn’t a reward for revolt. Freedom is revolt.” The last sentences spoken by the anarchist Nicola Sacco before his execution. “Rebellion is its own justification, completely...

Myth

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Following the end of the Second World War, André Breton announced that surrealism would undergo a certain change in direction and occupy itself with the search for a new myth. But while the wartime and post-war periods marked surrealism...

Taoism

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Although André Breton could say in the Second Manifesto of Surrealism that “when it comes to revolt, none of us must have any need of ancestors” (Breton, 1969b: 127), the surrealists have never stopped looking through the history of ideas...

Charles Baudelaire

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Among those who appear in the surrealist pantheon from the beginning, Charles Baudelaire occupies an eminent position. Along with Rimbaud, who saw him as the “first clairvoyant, the king of poets, a true God,” and Lautréamont and Nerval...

Film Comedy

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

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...The surrealists’ long-standing interest in film comedy, which also informed some of the best-known film-making projects by participants in the movement, poses crucial questions regarding the notions and limitations of popular culture...

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...

Littérature

Georges Sebbag

A writer with a doctorate in philosophy, Georges Sebbag participated in the activities of the surrealist group in Paris from 1964 to 1969. He has written texts on time and many books about surrealism. His most recent are Potence avec paratonnerre, Surréalisme et philosophie (2012) and Foucault Deleuze, Nouvelles Impressions du Surréalisme (2015). 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 March 1919, the Aragon–Breton–Soupault trio founded Littérature, which the Dictionnaire abrégé du surréalisme would describe as the first surrealist journal. One month later, Breton and Soupault invented automatic writing...

Industrial Workers of the World

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1905 by a diverse array of radical unionists. In the fighting spirit of “revolutionary unionism,” the IWW Preamble emphatically states: “The working class...