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Max Ernst: A Retrospective (Art & Design) Paperback – October 1, 1995
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From Library Journal
This is the catalog of a centennial retrospective of Ernst's work held at London's Tate Gallery and in Germany. Spies, the leading Ernst scholar, delivers a dense but accessible introduction to the artist's ideas and work, followed by 250 very good color plates, Ernst's own extensive biographical notes, and specialized essays by four other authors on particular aspects of Ernst's oeuvre. An excellent introduction to this complex and difficult genius of Dada and Surrealism, this book covers all periods of Ernst's rich history in detail. Key works not included in the exhibit are included in the plates, making this a more thorough survey than most exhibition catalogs (though Spies's complete catalog has already reached seven volumes). Highly recommended for all art collections.
- Jack Perry Brown, Ryerson & Burnham Libs., Art Inst . of Chicago
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Trust me; bite the bullet, pay a little more and get this one.
The reproductions are full of life and the range is vast. This is a must for any serious Ernst (or surrealism, for that matter) aficionado!
Again, this is a great primer on Ernst the artist and it has a decent, if brief, life history written by Ernst himself.
Another book I would highly recommend is "DaDa" by Dickerman - although focused on DaDa in general during it's short but anarchic life, it features a large number of early Ernst pieces. And of course, Ernst's three collage books are necessities (and all for sale again!)