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Surrealism and painting
Breton, André, 1896-1966.
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Surréalisme et la peinture. English
First artWorks edition.
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Boston, Mass. : MFA Pub. ; New York, NY : [distributed by] D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2002.

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xxx, 415 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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Translation of Le surréalisme et la peinture.

The current edition was originally published in 1965 by Editions Gallimard.

Introduction copyrighted 2002.
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ND196.S8 B7313 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Table of Contents

Mark Polizzotti
Introduction: Andre Breton and Paintingp. xvii
I Surrealism and Painting (1928)p. 1
II Artistic Genesis and Perspective of Surrealism (1941)p. 49
III Fragments (1933-1961)p. 83
Marcel Duchamp
Lighthouse of The Bride (1934)p. 85
Pablo Picasso
Picasso in his element (1933)p. 101
Reply to an inquiry (1955)p. 115
80 carats ... with a single flaw (1961)p. 116
Victor Brauner
White rose bunch (1934)p. 121
Entre chien et loup ... (14 July 1946)p. 123
Oscar Dominguez
Concerning a decalcomania without preconceived object (decalcomania of desire) (1936)p. 128
Salvador Dali
The Dali 'case' (1936)p. 130
Wolfgang Paalen
No longer the diamond in the hat ... (1938)p. 136
A man at the junction of two highways (1950)p. 138
Frida Kahlo De Rivera (1938)p. 141
The Most Recent Tendencies in Surrealist Painting (1939)p. 145
Andre Masson
The magical eloquence of Andre Masson (1939)p. 151
Max Ernst
The legendary life of Max Ernst preceded by a brief discussion of the need for a new myth (1942)p. 155
Graphic works (1950)p. 166
Wifredo Lam
The long nostalgia of poets ... (1941)p. 169
At night in Haiti ... (1946)p. 172
Yves Tanguy
Prologue (1938)p. 173
What Tanguy veils and reveals (1942)p. 176
The pearl is marred, in my eyes ... (1944)p. 183
Three years ago ... (1947)p. 189
Enrico Donati (1944)p. 195
Arshile Gorky (1945)p. 199
Jacques Herold (1947)p. 202
Introduction to the work of Toyen (1953)p. 207
'The Clairvoyante' (1958)p. 215
Edgar Jene (1948)p. 217
Private conversation (1949)p. 218
Francis Picabia
Binoculars for blindfolded eyes (1950)p. 221
Letter (1952)p. 224
Gerome Kamrowski (1950)p. 226
Rufino Tamayo (1950)p. 230
My Friends Seigle (1951)p. 235
Simon Hantai (1953)p. 237
Judit Reigl (1954)p. 238
Max Walter Svanberg
The viking's concubine (1955)p. 239
I count among the great moments ... (1961)p. 242
Pierre Molinier (1956)p. 245
Endre Rozsda (1957)p. 249
Yahne Le Toumelin (1957)p. 251
Yves Laloy (1958)p. 254
Joan Miro
'Constellations' (1958)p. 257
Le Marechal (1960)p. 265
Rene Magritte (1961)p. 269
IV Environs
Crisis of the Object (1936)p. 275
Surrealist Exhibition of Objects (1936)p. 282
The Object-Poem (1942)p. 284
Kandinsky (1938)p. 286
The Exquisite Corpse, Its Exaltation (1948)p. 288
Autodidacts Called 'Naives' (1942)p. 291
Demonchy (1949)p. 295
Miguel G. Vivancos (1950)p. 296
Joseph Crepin (1954)p. 298
Hector Hyppolite (1947)p. 308
The Art of the Insane: Freedom to Roam Abroad (1948)p. 313
Maria (1947)p. 318
Agustin Cardenas (1959)p. 323
The Triumph of Gaulish Art (1954)p. 324
The Presence of the Gauls (1955)p. 333
October Lesson (1954)p. 337
Duvillier's Drag-Net (1955)p. 339
The Sword in the Clouds, Degottex (1955)p. 341
Marcelle Loubchansky (1956)p. 344
Away with Miserabilism! (1956)p. 347
125 Soaring Achievements at the Musee D'art Moderne (1952)p. 349
Aloys Zotl (1956)p. 354
Concerning Symbolism (1958)p. 357
Gustave Moreau (1961)p. 363
Henri Rousseau a Sculptor? (1961)p. 367
Introduction to the International Surrealist Exhibition (1959)p. 377
The Grand Ceremonial Restored to Us at Last by Jean Benoit (1962)p. 386
Mimi Parent (1960)p. 391
V Further Affluences and Approaches (1963-1965)
Enrico Baj (1963)p. 395
Rene Magritte's Breadth of Vision (1964)p. 401
Camacho Faces the Jungle (1964)p. 404
'This is the price' (1964)p. 407
Ugo Sterpini and Fabio De Sanctis (1964)p. 410
Konrad Klapheck (1965)p. 411
Indexp. 413