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Imagination

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Beloved imagination, what I like most in you is your unsparing quality. Stone Childhood is certainly greater than reality (Bachelard), and this because, nurtured and boundless, the imagination informs everything with values that increase...

Octavio Paz

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet, social commentator and essayist, Octavio Paz’s relation to surrealism is somewhat complicated and not a little ambivalent. Having been part of the surrealist milieu in Mexico City in the 1940s and a member of the Paris group...

Radio and Television

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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...Radio and television are media into which surrealism has made comparatively few significant interventions, despite radio being invoked by Breton in his early text “Introduction to the Discourse on the Paucity of Reality,” in which he extols...

L’archibras

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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...The Surrealist group in Paris founded the journal L’Archibras after André Breton’s death. This was a word designated by Charles Fourier for an oversized and powerful arm with which people in Harmony would be naturally endowed...

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...

Mexico

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Surrealism in Mexico has followed dual or parallel tracks. On the one hand, beginning in the war years a vital community of European émigrés lived and thrived in the country, producing substantial bodies of work and pushing the movement...