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Futures of Surrealism
Myth, Science Fiction, and Fantastic Art in France, 1936–1969

Gavin Parkinson

Although Surrealism is usually associated with the 1920s and 1930s, it remained a vital force in Paris throughout the postwar period. This important book offers the first detailed account in English of the trajectory of the French Surrealists in the 1950s and 1960s, giving particular emphasis to the significance of myth for the group in its reception of science fiction and its engagement with fantastic art. Offering new readings of the art and writings of the later generation of Surrealists, Gavin Parkinson demonstrates how they were connected to the larger cultural and political debates of the time. Whereas earlier Surrealist art and writing drew on psychoanalytic practices, younger Surrealists engaged with contemporary issues, ideas, and ...

2015   280 pp.  60 color + 45 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300209716  $75.00 tx

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Vigée Le Brun

and the Rise of Modern Art

Realism in the Age of Impressionism
Painting and the Politics of Time

Georges Seurat
The Art of Vision

Inventing Impressionism
Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market

Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism

Monet's "Impression, Sunrise"
The Biography of a Painting

Faces of Impressionism
Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay

Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities
Painting, Poetry, Music

French Art Deco

From San Juan to Paris and Back
Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism

Matisse's Sculpture
The Pinup and the Primitive

Gustave Moreau
History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism

Mind's Eye
Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

The Bronze Horseman
Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904

The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

André Le Nôtre in Perspective

Paul Signac (1863–1935)
Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints

The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden

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