Contemporary Artists and their Critics : Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of Time, Paperback / softback Book

Contemporary Artists and their Critics : Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of Time Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 332 pages, 22 Halftones, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: General arts
  • ISBN: 9780521657396

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