Surrealism

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With Salvador Dalí as its figurehead, the great ship of Surrealism traversed the wild and turbulent sea of the Roaring Twenties, its sails full of winds blown by Sigmund Freud and André Breton.

With their mysterious, dreamlike, fantastic imagery, the Surrealists made sensational waves in the art world. The influence of artists such as Dalí, Buñuel, Ernst, and Magritte on 20th century film, theatre, literature, art theory--even advertising--is inestimable. This book traces their legacy back to its origins.

  • Detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during the period
  • Approx 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions
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