History of the Surrealist Movementby Gerard Durozoi
Pub. Date: 12/15/2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"From Dada to the Automatists, and from Max Ernst to Andre Breton, Gerard Durozoi provides the most comprehensive and fascinating history of the surrealist movement to date. Tracing the movement from its origins in the 1920s to its decline in the 1950s and 1960s, Durozoi tells the history of surrealism through its activities, publications, and reviews, demonstrating… See more details below
"From Dada to the Automatists, and from Max Ernst to Andre Breton, Gerard Durozoi provides the most comprehensive and fascinating history of the surrealist movement to date. Tracing the movement from its origins in the 1920s to its decline in the 1950s and 1960s, Durozoi tells the history of surrealism through its activities, publications, and reviews, demonstrating its close ties to some of the most explosive political, as well as creative, debates of the twentieth century." For anyone who wants to know more about practically any aspect of surrealism, from its vexed relations with communism to its exquisite corpses, Durozoi's History of the Surrealist Movement will be an indispensable reference.
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Table of Contents
1919-1924 "Get Ready for Some Fine Explosions . . ."
From Jacques Vaché to Tristan Tzara
Picabia Enters the Scene
Dada in Paris
1920: The First Glorious Feats
1921: New Offensives
The First Max Ernst Exhibition in Paris
"The Barrès Trial"
The Arrival of Man Ray
Failure of the "Paris Conference"
Littérature at a Distance from Dada
Which Meeting, and for Which Friends?
Last Dadaist Fireworks
Tension and Waiting
1924-1929 Salvation for Us Is Nowhere
The Surrealist Manifesto
La Révolution surréaliste
Homage to Saint-Pol Roux
Affirmation of Pictorial Surrealism: Priority to Picasso
Ernst, Man Ray, Masson
The Surrealist Gallery and Publications
Yves Tanguy, Jean Arp
The Political Question
La Guerre civile
Pierre Naville: Légitime défense
Disappointing Enrollment in the Communist Party
The Struggle against Dominant Values
Meeting at the rue du Château
"Surrealism in 1929"
The Discovery of Dalí: Ernst's Romans-collages
1929-1937 "Elephants Are Contagious"
The Second Surrealist Manifesto
Surrealism in the Service of the Revolution
"La Peinture au défi"
Dalí and the Paranoiac-Critical
The Aragon Affair
The AEAR: Political Collaboration and Autonomous Research
The Supremacy of Picasso
Political Initiatives in 1934
Break with the AEAR
The London International Surrealist Exhibition
Impact of the Spanish Civil War
The Moscow "Trials"
The Galerie Gradiva
"The Guaranteed Surrealist Postcard"
Recognition to Jarry
1938-1944 "During the Sordid Years'
The Concise Dictionary of Surrealism
Criticism and Its Clichés
Breton in Mexico
For an Independent Revolutionary Art
Constitution and Failure of the FIARI
Trajectoire du rêve
Nicolas Calas: Foyers d'incendie
Dreams in the News
News from Mexico
Latest Trends in Surrealist Painting
Going beyond the Three Dimensions
International Exhibition in Mexico City
The Permanence and Pertinence of Black Humor
The Problematic of the Myth: The Great Transparencies
First Papers of Surrealism
"Art of This Century": The Beginnings of Abstract Expressionism
Péret Takes the Floor
La Main à Plume
1944-1951 "Freedom, My Only Pirate"
The Salon d'Automne
Le Déshonneur des poètes
Dialectic of Dialectics
For a Lack of Anything Better
An Exhibition in Brussels
Politics at a Distance
Surrealism in 1947
The War Years in Czechoslovakia
la niche les glapisseurs de Dieu!
Almanach surréaliste du demi-siècle
1951-1959 Commitment, That Ignoble Word
The Carrouges Affair
Julien Gracq Refuses the Prix Goncourt
Different Places to Speak Out
Le Libertaire's "Billets surréalistes"
Camus and Rebellion
Offensive against Socialist Realism
Diffusion or Disappearance?
New Artistic Ideas
Charles Estienne's Contributions
"Phases": Group and Periodical
From Gallic Art to Magic Art
Among the "Classics"
Médium; le surréalisme, même; Bief
1959-1969 "Ideas Crackling with Images"
The Manifesto of the 121
The Mostra Internazionale in Milan
Inadequacies of Pop Art
Against Planetary Consumption
The Windows of Refusal
The Trajectory of Refusal
The Cerisy Décade
André Breton's Death and Debate over the Continuation of Group Activity
The Cuban Temptation and May 1968
The Prague Platform
Le Quatrième Chant
Reaction to Le Quatrième Chant; the Bulletin de liaison surréaliste, Coupure
Now and Beyond
Notes on the Principal Surrealists and Some of Their Close Followers
Index of Names
Index of Periodicals
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