Surrealist Art and Thought in the 1930s: Art, Politics, and the Psyche by Steven HarrisSurrealist Art and Thought in the 1930s: Art, Politics, and the Psyche by Steven Harris

Surrealist Art and Thought in the 1930s: Art, Politics, and the Psyche

bySteven Harris

Hardcover | January 26, 2004

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This volume examines the intersection of Hegelian aesthetics, experimental art and poetry, Marxism and psychoanalysis in the development of the theory and practice of the Surrealist movement. Steven Harris analyzes the consequences of the Surrealists' efforts to synthesize their diverse concerns through the invention, in 1931, of the "object" and the redefining of their activities as a type of revolutionary science. He also analyzes the debate on proletarian literature, the Surrealists' reaction to the Popular Front, and their eventual defense of an experimental modern art.
Title:Surrealist Art and Thought in the 1930s: Art, Politics, and the PsycheFormat:HardcoverDimensions:340 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.94 inPublished:January 26, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521823870

ISBN - 13:9780521823876

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Table of Contents

1. L'Au-del... de la peinture; 2. L'en deç... de la politique; 3. A delay in glass; 4. Avant-Garde and Front Populaire; 5. Beware of domestic objects: vocation and equivocation in 1936.

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"It makes a significant contribution to the understanding of how and why surrealism changed in the 1930's."
Linda Steer