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Surrealism and the exotic

Author: Louise Tythacott
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
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Surrealism and the Exotic is the story of the obsessive relationship between surrealist and non-western culture. Describing the travels across Africa, Oceania, Mexico and the Caribbean made by wealthy aesthetes, it combines an insight into the mentality of early twentieth century collectors with an overview of the artistic heritage at stake in these adventures. Featuring more than 70 photographs of artefacts,
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Tythacott, Louise.
Surrealism and the exotic.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
(DLC) 2002068267
(OCoLC)50253257
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Tythacott
ISBN: 0203218752 9780203218754 9780415276375 0415276373
OCLC Number: 53020605
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: pt. 1. Cults --
pt. 2. The primitive : ideologies and objects --
pt. 3. Voyages --
pt. 4. Anthropologies.
Responsibility: Louise Tythacott.
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Surrealism and the Exotic is the story of the obsessive relationship between surrealist and non-western culture. Describing the travels across Africa, Oceania, Mexico and the Caribbean made by wealthy aesthetes, it combines an insight into the mentality of early twentieth century collectors with an overview of the artistic heritage at stake in these adventures. Featuring more than 70 photographs of artefacts, exhibitions and expeditions-in-progress, it brings to life the climate of hedonism enjoyed by Breton, Ernst, Durkheim, and Mauss, It is an unparalleled introduction to the Surre.

"Part documentary and part sustained critique, Surrealism and the Exotic is the story of the obsessive relationship between the Surrealist intellect and non-Western culture. Describing the journeys of wealthy young aesthetes across Africa, Oceania, Mexico and the Caribbean, it combines fascinating insights into the buccaneer mentality of early twentieth-century collectors with a comprehensive overview of the artistic heritage threatened by their adventures. Featuring seventy photographs of artefacts, exhibitions and expeditions in progress, it raises controversial questions about material desire, artistic representation and the exploitative nature of fantasy. Why were primitivist aesthetics considered so deeply liberating by an educated twentieth-century cultural elite? Was Surrealism's interest in exoticism really the act of cultural democracy that Breton believed it to be? Did primitive art genuinely hold some form of semi-occult power, an ecstatic sign to release the unconscious?" "This intimate portrait vividly brings to life the world of licentious hedonism inhabited by Breton, Ernst, Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara and the notorious dissident Surrealists Georges Betaille and Michel Leiris. It is an unparalleled introduction to the Surrealist movement and to French thought and culture in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s."--Jacket.

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