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ISBN-10: 0714856738
ISBN-13: 9780714856735
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publish Date: 06/23/2010
Dimensions: 11.40" L, 9.90" W, 0.60" H

Surrealism

Editor: Jonathan Eburne
Designed by: Angus Hyland

Paperback

Price: $24.95

Overview

Surrealism looks beyond the post-1945 period to survey all of the twentieth century’s major art movements. Mary Ann Caws is an internationally respected scholar of Surrealism who has translated many of its major texts and published extensively on the Surrealists’ art and writings.

Aside from academic studies and museum catalogues, this is the most comprehensive, art book format survey on Surrealism to date, as it provides an essential overview of the links between the Surrealists’ famous artworks. Mary Ann Caws is uniquely qualified to do this; reviewing one of her previous books, Rosalind Krauss, Columbia University’s Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art, writes:

‘The specialization of critical labour has meant that gifted readers of surrealist texts are rarely in contact with canny viewers of surrealist objects … Mary Ann Caws brings her readerly skills on both sides of the divide, producing an analysis that, in its generosity, erudition and originality, greatly enriches our experience of the movement.’

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Surrealism is a must-have.–Sarah Kent, Time Out

An extraordinary, fascinating compendium: Mary Ann Caws has unlocked the gate to Surrealism's beautiful road.–Frederick Tuten, novelist and critic

The large and well-captioned picture section [...] shows us how various the art produced by the movement was, from Dali's sharp, mesmeric figurations to Miro's strange constellation of images.–Frank Whitford, Sunday Times

[An] attractive mixture of analysis, images and texts offers lively and fresh-feeling introduction.–James Hall, The Independent

A darker side of reality is explored in Surrealism, a resplendently illustrated overview of four decades of subversion.–The Times

A massive and well illustrated book which combines powerful and less familiar images... with iconic works.–Tribune

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Details

ISBN-10: 0714856738
ISBN-13: 9780714856735
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publish Date: 06/23/2010
Dimensions: 11.40" L, 9.90" W, 0.60" H
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