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Andre Breton, Magus of Surrealism
by Anna Elizabeth Balakian
(Hardcover - June 1971)

Surrealism: Desire Unbound
by Jennifer Mundy (Editor), Nicholas Serota

Surrealism: Desire Unbound is not only a wonderfully produced catalog to accompany the Tate Modern's excellent surrealism exhibition but also a compelling addition to surrealist studies in its own right. As lavishly illustrated as you could hope for (no fewer than 300 color illustrations), the book really owes its strength to the quality of the essays, which come from some of the best art historians around. Professor Dawn Ades, the consultant editor, contributes "Surrealism, male-female," which builds on themes of sexuality and the notion of the fluidity of the category of gender so important to the surrealists, which she (and others, see particularly Surrealism and Women) has previously addressed elsewhere; her book on Marcel Duchamp, a constant reference point for so much modern art, is particularly good. Hal Foster (well known for his argument that the 1990s saw the return to bodies and spaces in art in his thought-provoking The Return of the Real) adds a superb essay on the objectification and fetishization of women within surrealist photography. David Lomas walks us through the influence of Freud (arguably the first theorist of desire and psychoanalysis) on surrealism, and Annie Le Brun rounds off the book with a look at the invention of desire by surrealism and its adoption by modernity. Desire, as a category and as an impetus, compelled much of the art and thinking of the surrealists, and this excellent volume does much to explore and problematize the issues surrounding sex, gender, and identity (the subtitle of the essential Women in Dada, which should certainly be consulted when broaching these issues) that obsessed these important artists and their often iconic art. This is a big, beautiful, and bold book that does the surrealists proud. --Mark Thwaite,
Hardcover - 352 pages (November 1, )
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691090645 

History of the Surrealist Movement
by Gerard Durozoi

The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp (2 Volumes in 1)
by Arturo Schwarz
Listed under Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst: The Bride Shared (Clarendon Studies in the History of Art)
by David Hopkins
Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst are two of the greatest names associated with Dada and Surrealism, the iconoclastic art movements of the early part of the twentieth century. This detailed study brings their work into close proximity for the first time, examining the structural interaction of "ready-made" belief systems in their productions (Catholicism, ...
Hardcover - December 1998

L'Amour fou : Photography and Surrealism
by Jane Livingston, et al

Surrealism and Women
by Mary Ann Caws (Editor), et al

Manifestoes of Surrealism
by Andre Breton, et al
(Paperback - June 1972)

Yves Tanguy and Surrealism
by Karin Von Maur, et al

The Art of Daniel Merriam: The Impetus of Dreams
by Daniel B. Merriam, Yale Beebee (Editor)

Dada: Art and Anti-Art (World of Art)
by Hans Richter, David Britt (Translator)

Surrealism and the Sacred: Power, Eros, and the Occult in Modern Art 
by Celia Rabinovitch

Roland Penrose: The Friendly Surrealist
by Antony Penrose, George Melly

The Home of the Surrealists: Lee Miller, Roland Penrose and Their Circle at Farley Farm
by Antony Penrose, Alen Macweeney (Photographer)

Surrealism: The Dream of Revolution (Art Movements)
by Richard Leslie

Pulp Surrealism: Insolent Popular Culture in Early Twentieth-Century France
by Robin Walz

Joan Miro: 1893-1983
by Janis Mink
Listed under Joan Miro

Diary of a Genius
by Salvador Dali
Listed under Dali

Francis Bacon: A Retrospective 
by Dennis Farr, et al
Listed under Francis Bacon

New York Dada 1915-23
by Francis M. Naumann

Making Mischief : Dada Invades New York
by Francis M. Naumann, et al

The Home of the Surrealists : Lee Miller, Roland Penrose and Their Circle at Farley Farm
by Antony Penrose, Alen MacWeeney

Fashion and Surrealism
by Richard Martin
(Paperback - September 1989)

Mirror Images
by Whitney Chadwick (Editor), Dawn Ades (Editor)
Women artists associated with the Surrealist movement in the 1930s and 40s
Paperback - 258 pages (April 10, )
MIT Press; ISBN: 0262531577

Hans Bellmer
by Sue Taylor
Listed under Erotic Art

Rene Magritte : 1898-1967
by Jacques Meuris
Listed under Magritte

Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School
by Martica Sawin

Selected Poems of Max Jacob
by Max Jacob, William T. Kulik (Editor)

Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement
by Whitney Chadwick
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.75 x 8.25 
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; Reprint edition (July 1991)
ISBN: 0500276226

The European Avant-Gardes : Art in France and Western Europe 1904-c1945 (Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection)
Sammlung Thyssen-Bornemisza, et al
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