Contemporary Artists and their Critics : Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of Time Paperback / softback
Surrealist Art and Writing offers a fresh analysis of Surrealism, the avant-garde movement that, in its search for contemporary lyricism and imagery, united literature and art to politics and psychology.
Examining Surrealism's main phases from a variety of perspectives, Jack Spector emphasises the rebellion of the protagonists against their middle-class education.
In Manifestos and Manifestations the Surrealists promoted Marxist over liberal politics; Freudian psychoanalysis over French psychiatry; Hegelian dialectics over Cartesian logic; and the outmoded, psychotic, or childish over modernist art.
This study offers a coherent overview of the exciting and important interwar period in Europe.
In particular it places avant-garde ideas and imagery within the historical and political contexts of the 1920s and 30s, integrating them into contemporary artistic and ideological currents.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 332 pages, 22 Halftones, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 28/01/1999
- Category: General arts
- ISBN: 9780521657396