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Surrealism, history and revolution

Author: Simon Baker
Publisher: Bern ; Oxford : Peter Lang, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the surrealist movement in France between the two world wars. The book examines the uses that surrealist artists and writers made of ideas and images associated with the French Revolution, describing a complex relationship between surrealism's avant-garde revolt and its powerful sense of history and heritage.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Baker
ISBN: 9783039110919 3039110918
OCLC Number: 183917944
Description: pages cm
Contents: Contents: Surrealism and history - La Revolution surrealiste - the surrealist revolution - Tales from the crypt / a surrealist pantheon - Statuephobia! Surrealism and iconoclasm in the Bronze Age - The unacceptable face of the French Revolution - Surrealism in the streets.
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An account of the surrealist movement in France between the two world wars. The book examines the uses that surrealist artists and writers made of ideas and images associated with the French Revolution, describing a complex relationship between surrealism's avant-garde revolt and its powerful sense of history and heritage.

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