A Guidebook to Surrealism: Surrealism by Surrealists
Compiled by Jean Bonnin
Pages 356 (A4)
Surrealism began in the early twentieth century, emerging, as it did, out of Dada. Over the last hundred or more years it has ebbed, flowed and evolved. Yet in all that time it has never lost its subversive, humoristic and anti-establishment character.
This is a book both for those who are knowledgeable about the movement and for those who know little about its true essence. It is for those who are already acquainted with one of the most influential movements of the twentieth century, as well as for those who wish to explore the innovative, revelatory and revolutionary characteristics at its core.
For the first time ever we have a book on this scale that discusses all of the main issues related to Surealism. It defines what Surrealism is, it discusses its history, its nature, and its objectives. It explains why those who consider Surealism to be merely an art movement are missing the point. It also explains the international and collaborative nature of Surrealism at the same time as clarifying why the movement is as relevant today as it always has been.
As well as considering some of the more well known characters associated with Surrealism it also looks at the lesser, yet often equally important, characters, publications and exhibitions that have sprung up over the years…
Most unique of all, however, is that this is a book about Surrealism written by Surrealists.
This is the luxury highest quality paper edition of this book (which is only available from this site).