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Comment: Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication: 2005
Binding: hardcover
Condition: Good
Description: ISBN:9780521836555 Used Shelf-worn dust jacket showing considerable wear and tear. Jacket edges are a little curled and creased and leading cornesr are worn. Small nicks to bottom edge of front jacket and lower rear leading corner. Tear about half-an-inch long to right of head of jacket spine and a smaller tear to the left. Covers are quite scuffed with numerous superficial scorings. Large black mark made by felt tip pen at foot of page block. Back of FEP and first title page quite grubby. Pages clean but lightly tanned around edges. Contents sound. AF
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Surrealism and the Visual Arts: Theory and Reception Hardcover – March 28, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0521836555 ISBN-10: 0521836557

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521836557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521836555
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.3 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,849,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Surrealism and the Visual Arts is an excellently researched companion through this hectic journey." The Art Book, Robert Radford, University of East Anglia

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This 2005 study traces the development of Surrealist theory of visual art and its reception, from the birth of Surrealism to its institutionalization in the mid-1930s. Situating Surrealist art theory in its theoretical and discursive contexts, Kim Grant demonstrates the complex interplay between Surrealism and contemporary art criticism.

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Kim Grant gives a great overview of the theories and thought behind Surrealism, exploring André Breton's beginning ideals and hopes for the movement and how other artists and writers translated it into their own work. Despite it being a text about an art movement, there is very little artwork reproduced in this book, and what is printed is in sometimes hard-to-decipher black and white.

It's an excellent source to understand the broad thinkers and concepts, as Surrealism is a very cerebral movement that Breton envisioned to have very little formal qualities or qualifiers, but if you're looking for a greater understanding of the visual pieces that are associated with Surrealism, you'll have to find another text.
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By philip lavarge on January 20, 2015
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In depth, complete, very insightful; recommended.
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