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Surrealism and the politics of eros, 1938-1968

Author: Alyce Mahon
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this rigorous and highly original history, Alyce Mahon provides a radically new assessment of French Surrealism. Contrary to the orthodox idea of a terminal decline for the movement after the 1930s, she describes an artistic renaissance in the war and postwar years as the Surrealists redefined and extended their interests in social crisis, political engagement, transgressive art, myth, the occult and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alyce Mahon
ISBN: 0500238219 9780500238219
OCLC Number: 63185171
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction : the politics of eros : surrealism in France 1938-1968 --
Ch. 1. Profane illumination : the 1938 surrealist exhibition --
Ch. 2. Surrealism and World War II --
Ch. 3. Post-war Paris and 'surrealism in 1947' --
Ch. 4. Embattled eros --
Ch. 5. Absolute deviation --
Conclusion : the May contestation : surrealism in the streets.
Responsibility: Alyce Mahon.

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A core text for the study of modern art and an intellectual tour de force, this history of French Surrealism explodes the orthodox notion that Surrealism went into terminal decline after the 1930s.  Read more...

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