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In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal < i> DOCUMENTS< /i> represented a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille--poet, philosopher, writer, and self-styled & quot; enemy within& quot; surrealism--used < i> DOCUMENTS< /i> to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology. < i> Undercover Surrealism< /i> , taking the visual richness of < i> DOCUMENTS< /i> as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital intellectual context of works by Picasso, Dal& iacute; , Mir& oacute; , Giacometti, and others in 1920s Paris. Featuring 180 color images and translations of original texts from < i> DOCUMENTS< /i> accompanied by essays and shorter descriptive texts, < i> Undercover Surrealism< /i> recreates and recontextualizes Bataille's still unsettling approach to culture. Putting Picasso's < i> Three Dancers< /i> back into its original context of sex, sacrifice, and violence, for example, then juxtaposing it with images of gang wars, tribal masks, voodoo ritual, Hollywood musicals, and jazz, makes the urgency and excitement of Bataille's radical ideas startlingly vivid to a twenty-first-century reader.< br /> < br /> < i> Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London< /i>

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An exploration of the unsettling collisions of art and culture in Georges Bataille's revolutionary journal and a new consideration of twentieth-century masterpieces by Picasso, Miró, Dalí, and others against the canvas of their renegade times.

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Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London

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andlt;Pandgt;An exploration of the unsettling collisions of art and culture in Georges Bataille's revolutionary journal and a new consideration of twentieth-century masterpieces by Picasso, Miró, Dalí, and others against the canvas of their renegade times.andlt;/Pandgt;

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andlt;Pandgt;In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille--poet, philosopher, writer, and self-styled "enemy within" surrealism--used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology. Undercover Surrealism, taking the visual richness of DOCUMENTS as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital intellectual context of works by Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Giacometti, and others in 1920s Paris. Featuring 180 color images and translations of original texts from DOCUMENTS accompanied by essays and shorter descriptive texts, Undercover Surrealism recreates and recontextualizes Bataille's still unsettling approach to culture. Putting Picasso's Three Dancers back into its original context of sex, sacrifice, and violence, for example, then juxtaposing it with images of gang wars, tribal masks, voodoo ritual, Hollywood musicals, and jazz, makes the urgency and excitement of Bataille's radical ideas startlingly vivid to a twenty-first-century reader.Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, Londonandlt;/Pandgt;

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In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal

About the Author

Dawn Ades is the author of a number of books on dada, surrealism, and related topics, including Dada and Surrealism Reviewed, Photomontage, and Salvador Dalí. She is Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Board Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies at the University of Essex.Simon Baker is Lecturer in Art History at The University of Nottingham and a member of the editorial group of the Oxford Art Journal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262012300
Subtitle:
Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS
Author:
Ades, Dawn
Author:
Baker, Simon
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Surrealism
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
History - Surrealism & Dadaism
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Bataille, Georges
Subject:
Arts, European--20th century
Subject:
Art-Surrealism
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Undercover Surrealism
Publication Date:
20060804
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
180 color illus., 20 black, &, white ill
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.3 x 10.6 in

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"Synopsis" by , An exploration of the unsettling collisions of art and culture in Georges Bataille's revolutionary journal and a new consideration of twentieth-century masterpieces by Picasso, Miró, Dalí, and others against the canvas of their renegade times.
"Synopsis" by , Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;An exploration of the unsettling collisions of art and culture in Georges Bataille's revolutionary journal and a new consideration of twentieth-century masterpieces by Picasso, Miró, Dalí, and others against the canvas of their renegade times.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille--poet, philosopher, writer, and self-styled "enemy within" surrealism--used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology. Undercover Surrealism, taking the visual richness of DOCUMENTS as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital intellectual context of works by Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Giacometti, and others in 1920s Paris. Featuring 180 color images and translations of original texts from DOCUMENTS accompanied by essays and shorter descriptive texts, Undercover Surrealism recreates and recontextualizes Bataille's still unsettling approach to culture. Putting Picasso's Three Dancers back into its original context of sex, sacrifice, and violence, for example, then juxtaposing it with images of gang wars, tribal masks, voodoo ritual, Hollywood musicals, and jazz, makes the urgency and excitement of Bataille's radical ideas startlingly vivid to a twenty-first-century reader.Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, Londonandlt;/Pandgt;
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