Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of Time by Jack J. SpectorSurrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of Time by Jack J. Spector

Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of Time

byJack J. Spector

Paperback | February 15, 1999

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Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939 offers a fresh analysis of Surrealism--of the artists Dalí, Ernst, Masson and Tanguy and the writing of Surrealism's leaders--André Breton, Aragon and Eluard. Spector uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine how the ideas and images of this avant-garde movement grew up in anipathy to middle class values. He situates the concrete products of Surrealist art and writing in their historical context without losing sight of larger theoretical and ideological issues involving psychoanalysis, Marxism and philosophy.
Title:Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939: The Gold of TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.71 inPublished:February 15, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521657393

ISBN - 13:9780521657396

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Breaking the institutional codes: revolution in the classroom; 3. The politics of dream and the dream of politics; 4. In the service of which revolution? An aborted incarnation of the dream: Marxism and Surrealism; 5. Surrealism and painting (The ineffable); 6. The Surrealist woman and the colonial other.

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This title reinterprets the Surrealist art movement. Part of the Contemporary Artists and Their Critics series, it takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together ideas from the studies of psychoanalysis, Marxism and philosophy. Jack J. Spector also places Surrealism in its historical context, exploring both the art itself and the criticism of the time. Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939 encompasses the work of artists like Dali, Ernst and Masson and theorists like Breton, Aragon and Eluard.