Art Essentials: Surrealism

  • Art Essentials Surrealism
  • Art Essentials Surrealism
  • Art Essentials Surrealism
  • Art Essentials Surrealism
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Surrealism was launched as a literary and artistic movement by French  poet Andre Breton in 1924, and by the time of his death in 1966 it had  become one of the most popular and recognizable art movements of the  twentieth century.  Contrary to common belief, surrealism was  created in contrast to the chaos and spontaneity of Dada. Surrealism was  a highly organized movement with doctrinaire theories that helped it  spread to all corners of the globe, until its very name had entered  everyday usage as a synonym for the bizarre. Complete with a glossary of key  terms and chronology, this new addition to the Art Essentials series  provides an indispensable resource for anyone interested in learning  about this influential and wonderfully idiosyncratic style in art. 

  • Author: Amy Dempsey
  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2019
  • 176 pages, 8.5" x 5.5"
  • 85 color illustrations
  • Art Essentials Series
  • ISBN: 9780500294345
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