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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...

Dream

Michael Richardson

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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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Dawn Ades

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Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita at the University of Essex. Her publications include Dada and Surrealism (1974), Photomontage (1976), Salvador Dali (1982), Andre Masson (1994), Marcel Duchamp (with Neil Cox and David Hopkins, 1999), Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo muerto (with Rita Eder and Gabriela Speranza) (2012). She has curated or co-curated many major exhibitions on surrealism and linked themes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Krzysztof Fijalkowski

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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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Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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Bibliographic Guide

...One of the common misunderstandings of surrealism is that it was based on Freud and his interpretation of dreams. While it is true that Freud’s work fascinated the surrealists, and they took great inspiration from many of his concepts, his...

Roger Caillois

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Described in 1974 by journalist Hector Bianciotti as “the last Encyclopedist,” Roger Caillois is best known for his involvement with surrealism and his sociological writings on myth, games, and the sacred. He was also the first French...

Animals

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...The urban milieu of the city of Paris was both the physical and in no small way the symbolic backdrop against which surrealism unfolded. Its centrality is famously codified in Aragon’s Paris Peasant and Breton’s Nadja as well...

Games

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...The surrealists, some of whom became cultural theorists of the game, recognized the centrality of games during the rise of fascism in Western Europe. This entry offers a necessarily limited introduction to the vast scope and profound...

The College of Sociology

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Between November 1937 and July 1939, in the backroom of the Galéries du livre, bookshop in Paris a series of lectures and discussions took place under the title “The College of Sociology.” The “College” grouped together a number of figures...

Acéphale

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Acéphale was an interdisciplinary project initiated and overseen by Georges Bataille from 1936 to 1939. Comprising both an illustrated public journal of religion, sociology, and philosophy, and an esoteric secret society whose members were...

The Marvelous

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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...The Marvelous The marvelous is one of the key concepts of surrealism, but it is also one of those that is most difficult to grasp. Invoked peremptorily by Breton in the first Manifesto (“the marvelous is always beautiful, anything...

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...

Dream

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 surrealists believe in the “omnipotence” of dream. They noted their dreams and published them without interpreting them. Although the dream according to Freud is the royal road to the unconscious, the surrealists agree with Grandville...