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The Lives of the Surrealists (Hardcover): Desmond Morris

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Desmond Morris

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No other art movement in history has contained two artists as different as Magritte and Miro. This is because Surrealism was not in origin an art movement, but a philosophical strategy. It was a way of life - a rebellion against the establishment that had given the world the hideous slaughter of the First World War. Instead of trying to analyse the work of the Surrealists, bestselling author and Surrealist artist Desmond Morris concentrates on them as people - as remarkable individuals. What were their personalities, their predilections, their character strengths and flaws? Did they enjoy a social life or were they loners? Were they bold eccentrics or timid recluses? Drawing on the author's personal knowledge of the Surrealists, this book captures their life histories, idiosyncrasies and often-complex love lives, vividly illustrated with images of the artists and their works. The arts of Surrealism were both spectacular and international, shaped by the darkest, most irrational workings of the unconscious. Shocking, witty and always entertaining, Morris' tales illuminate the striking variation in approaches to the Surrealist philosophy, both in the artist's work and in their lives.

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Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2018
Authors: Desmond Morris
Dimensions: 240 x 165 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-500-02136-1
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Film, television, music, theatre
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960 > Surrealism & Dada
Books > Biography > Film, television, music, theatre
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LSN: 0-500-02136-8
Barcode: 9780500021361

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