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Author Spector, Jack J.

Title Surrealist art and writing, 1919-1939 : the gold of time / Jack J. Spector
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997


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Description ix, 322 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Contemporary artists and their critics
Contemporary artists and their critics.
Contents 1. Breaking the Institutional Codes: Revolution in the Classroom -- 2. The Politics of Dream and the Dream of Politics -- 3. In the Service of Which Revolution? An Aborted Incarnation of the Dream: Marxism and Surrealism -- 4. Surrealism and Painting (The Ineffable) -- 5. The Surrealist Woman and the Colonial Other
Summary In particular it places avant-garde ideas and imagery within the historical and political contexts of the 1920s and 1930s, integrating them into contemporary artistic and ideological currents
Surrealist Art and Writing offers a fresh analysis of Surrealism, the avant-garde movement that, in its search for contemporary lyricism and imagery, united literature and art with politics and psychology. Examining Surrealism's main phases from a variety of perspectives, Jack Spector emphasizes the rebellion of the protagonists against their middle-class education under the Third Republic, a rebellion that later extended beyond their moral, political, and artistic background. In manifestos and manifestations, the Surrealists promoted Marxist over liberal, politics, Freudian psychoanalysis over French psychiatry, Hegelian dialectics over Cartesian logic, and the outmoded, psychotic, or childish over modernist art. This study offers an overview of the exciting and important interwar period in Europe
Analysis Arts, Modern
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) and index
Subject Arts, European -- 20th century.
Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- Europe.
Surrealism -- Europe.
LC no. 96005179
ISBN 0521553113 (hardcover)
0521657393 (paperback)