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Roland Penrose

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A painter, collagist, object-maker, poet and photographer, Roland Penrose was the introducer and organizer of surrealist activities in England from 1936 onward. Born on October 14, 1900 into a Quaker family, he had a comfortable...

International Surrealist Bulletin

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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...Between 27 March and 10 April 1935, André and Jacqueline Breton, Paul and Nusch Éluard were visiting Prague. The following month, the Bretons and Benjamin Péret traveled to the Canary Islands. A year later, in June–July 1936, Breton...

London Bulletin

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...When E.L.T. Mesens took over the London Gallery, with Roland Penrose’s and, to a lesser degree, Anton Zwemmer’s financial help, on February 27, 1938 he was providing the recently formed Surrealist Group in England with headquarters...

Transformaction

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...When, seeking to reunite the dispersed surrealist forces in Britain, E.L.T. Mesens, J.B. Brunius, Conroy Maddox, and John Lyle, an Exeter bookseller newly arrived among surrealist ranks, came together and organized the Enchanted Domain...

Childhood

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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...Childhood has a sovereign value for surrealism. In the face of the failed priorities of the contemporary world, the first Manifesto’s opening paragraph specifies childhood—a state every one of us has known—as the first and defining...

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...

Collage

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Arp’s papiers déchirés and Miró’s papiers collés; Ernst’s collages-découpages or Hugnet’s poèmes-découpages; Magritte’s painted collages and Penrose’s paper collages; Schwitters’ Merz, Luca’s cubomania, Mariën’s étrécissements; Dalí...

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

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...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...

Graphic 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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...While scholarship on the history of graphic design pays generous attention to twentieth-century movements and individuals, it rarely considers surrealism. The fact that surrealists themselves rarely discussed the field, let alone theorized...

Britain

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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...Surrealism has been an intermittent presence in England. After its official introduction in the mid-1930s, consistent activity has proven difficult, with several periods of discontinuity and false starts. Its re-emergence from the 1990s...