Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS / Edition 1
  • Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS / Edition 1
  • Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS / Edition 1
  • Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS / Edition 1
  • Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS / Edition 1
  • Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS / Edition 1
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Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS / Edition 1

by Dawn Ades
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262012308

ISBN-13: 9780262012300

Pub. Date: 08/11/2006

Publisher: MIT Press

In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal
DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille--poet, philosopher,
writer, and self-styled "enemy within" surrealism--used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology.
Undercover Surrealism, taking the

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In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal
DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille--poet, philosopher,
writer, and self-styled "enemy within" surrealism--used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology.
Undercover Surrealism, taking the visual richness of DOCUMENTS as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital intellectual context of works by Picasso,
Dalí, Miró, Giacometti, and others in 1920s Paris. Featuring 180 color images and translations of original texts from DOCUMENTS accompanied by essays and shorter descriptive texts, Undercover Surrealism recreates and recontextualizes Bataille's still unsettling approach to culture. Putting Picasso's Three Dancers back into its original context of sex, sacrifice, and violence, for example, then juxtaposing it with images of gang wars, tribal masks, voodoo ritual, Hollywood musicals, and jazz,
makes the urgency and excitement of Bataille's radical ideas startlingly vivid to a twenty-first-century reader.Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing,
London

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262012300
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/11/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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