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  • Dorothea Tanning by ALYCE MAHON
    Dorothea Tanning (English, Paperback)

    The most accessible and highly illustrated introduction about Tanning published to date, made in close collaboration with the Dorothea Tanning Foundation and including rarely seen archive materials and the artist's personal diaries. This book documents Tanning's entire career and demonstrates her influence among today's contemporary artists.

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  • Leonora Carrington by Susan Aberth
    Leonora Carrington (English, Paperback)

    A survey of the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917). It provides an overview of this intriguing artist's rich body of work. It considers Carrington's preoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production.

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  • Manifestoes of Surrealism by H. R. Lane
    Manifestoes of Surrealism (Multiple languages, Paperback)

    Presents the essential ideas of the founder of French surrealism

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  • Picasso and the Art of Drawing by Christopher Lloyd
    Picasso and the Art of Drawing (English, Hardback)

    In this generously illustrated and lively book, Christopher Lloyd sets out and interprets the lifelong achievement of Picasso (1881?1973) as a draftsman. Although there have been many publications about his drawings that have tended to focus on particular periods of his career, this stunning volume specifically examines how drawing serves as the vital thread connecting all of Picasso's art, just...

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  • Surrealism by Cathrin Klingsoehr-Leroy
    Surrealism (English, Hardback)

    Rejecting society's standards and burrowing into deepest desires, Surrealism sought to attain a whole new realm of both art and experience. This introduction covers the key players and practices of one of the most influential and all-encompassing movements of the 20th century.

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  • Surrealism: Key Concepts by Michael Richardson
    Surrealism: Key Concepts (English, Paperback)

    Emerging from the disruption of the First World War, surrealism confronted the resulting ?crisis of consciousness' in a way that was arguably more profound than any other cultural movement of the time. The past few decades have seen an expansion of interest in surrealist writers, whose contribution to the history of ideas in the twentieth-century is only now being recognised. Surrealism: Key...

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  • Body Sweats by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
    Body Sweats (English, Hardback)

    The first major collection of poetry written in English by the flabbergasting and flamboyant Baroness Elsa, "the first American Dada."

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  • Bacon by Luigi Ficacci
    Bacon (English, Hardback)

    A concise and gripping encounter with Francis Bacon, one of the most individual, powerful, and disturbing painters of the 20th century. Emerging into notoriety in the period following World War II, Bacon developed a unique figurative form, distorted, dismembered, and writhing with intense emotional content.

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  • Semaine de Bonte by Max Ernst
    Semaine de Bonte (English, Paperback)

    The great surrealist's 1934 collage masterpiece features 182 bizarre, darkly humorous scenes of violent dreams and erotic fantasies. "One of the clandestine classics of our century."? The New York Times.

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  • Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain 2018 by Eleanor Clayton
    Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain 2018 (English, Hardback)

    Lee Miller (1907-1977) moved to London in the late 1930s, just as a rich strand of Surrealist practice was burgeoning in Britain. This book is the first to present Lee Miller's photographs of, and collaborations with key British Surrealists alongside their artworks, to tell the story of this exciting cultural moment.

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  • Eileen Agar by Michel Remy
    Eileen Agar (English, Hardback)

    This monograph, the first full account of Eileen Agar's complete works, including paintings, collages, photographs and objects, comes at a time when there is a major revival of interest in surrealism in the UK and worldwide.

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  • Paul Nash Masterpieces of Art by Flame Tree Studio
    Paul Nash Masterpieces of Art (English, Hardback)

    Paul Nash, the British landscape and Surrealist painter, lived through both the First and Second World Wars. His depictions of these human catastrophes, with their damaged landscapes and broken machinery are much remembered today. This new book offers 100 powerful images, with an introduction to his life and art.

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  • Surrealism at Play by Susan Laxton
    Surrealism at Play (English, Paperback)

    Susan Laxton writes a new history of surrealism in which she traces the centrality of play to the movement and its ongoing legacy, showing how its emphasis on chance provided the means to refashion artistic practice and everyday experience.

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  • Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde by Catriona McAra
    Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde (English, Paperback)

    The first comprehensive examination of Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), a major twentieth-century writer and multi-media artist. It offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the intellectual, literary, and artistic currents that animate her relationships with avant-garde movements throughout the Western Hemisphere. -- .

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  • Kant after Duchamp by Thierry de Duve
    Kant after Duchamp (English, Paperback)

    A collection of essays around a central thesis with implications for the history of the avant-gardes. The author observes that Duchamp caused a shift in aesthetic judgement, replacing "this is beautiful" with "this is art" and offers a re-reading of Kant's "Critique of Judgement" revealing links.

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  • Magritte by Marcel Paquet
    Magritte (English, Hardback)

    Meet the Belgian Surrealist forever on the hunt for magic and mystery. This introduction to Magritte presents key works from the artist's vast repertoire of visual humor, paradox, and surprise which makes us look and look again, not only at the painting, but at our sense of self and the world.

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  • The Lives of the Surrealists by Desmond Morris
    The Lives of the Surrealists (English, Hardback)

    Life histories of the Surrealists, known and unknown, by one of the last surviving members of the movement--artist and best-selling author Desmond Morris

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  • Dali by Gilles Neret
    Dali (English, Hardback)

    From soft watches to burning giraffes, this book celebrates the fantastical world and flamboyant personality of Salvador Dali, one of the most visionary and prolific artists of the 20th century. In equal parts provoking, eccentric, and technically skilled, Dali's provocative work, and his controversial persona, revolutionized the concept of the...

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  • Biographic: Kahlo by Sophie Collins
    Biographic: Kahlo (English, Hardback)

    Biographic: Kahlo casts a modern eye over her life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.

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  • Surrealism in Britain by Michael Remy
    Surrealism in Britain (English, Paperback)

    A comprehensive study of the British surrealist movement and its achievements. The illustrated text provides a year-by-year narrative of the development of surrealism among artists, writers, critics and theorists in Britain.

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