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Surreal things : Surrealism and design

Author: Ghislaine Wood; Victoria and Albert Museum.; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, Netherlands); Museo Guggenheim Bilbao.
Publisher: London : V & A Publications, 2007.
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Surrealism, one of the influential movements of the 20th century, had a profound impact on all forms of culture. Containing over 350 illustrations, this book examines its impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Victoria and Albert Museum.
Surreal things.
London : V & A Publications, 2007
(OCoLC)665226799
Named Person: Jean Arp; André Breton; Claude Cahun; Giorgio de Chirico; Salvador Dalí; Marcel Duchamp; Paul Éluard; Alberto Giacometti; René Magritte; Joan Miró; Isamu Noguchi; Man Ray
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ghislaine Wood; Victoria and Albert Museum.; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, Netherlands); Museo Guggenheim Bilbao.
ISBN: 9781851775002 1851775005 9781851775019 1851775013
OCLC Number: 76798904
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Mar. 29-July 22, 2007, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Sept. 29, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008, and the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Mar. 3-Sept. 7, 2008.
Description: 362 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Surreal things: making 'the fantastic real' / Ghislaine Wood --
I: Surrealism and the material world --
The uncommon object: surrealist concepts and categories for the material world / Ulrich Lehmann --
The Illusory interior / Ghislaine Wood --
Nature made strange / Jennifer Mundy --
The shapes of life: biomorphism and American design / Ghislaine Wood --
Black materialism: surrealism faces the commercial world / Krzysztof Fijalkowski --
Displaying the body: surrealism's geography of pleasure / Alyce Mahon --
Fashion and surrealism / Dilys Blum --
The surrealist (sub- )version of advertising / Georges Roque --
Shocking: surrealism and fashion now / Thimo Te Duits --
II: Artist-designers --
Jean-Michel Frank: the surrealist interior / Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier --
Edward James, architect of surrealism / Sharon-Michi Kusunoki --
Dali's jewellery / Ghislaine Wood --
Joan Miro and ceramics / Paul Greenhalgh --
Post-war American textiles / Dilys Blum --
III: Surreal things --
45 object entries / Alexander Klar, Thimo Te Duits and Ghislaine Wood.
Responsibility: edited by Ghislaine Wood.

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