The single most important statement every written on Surrealist art, by the movement’s founder and prime theorist, Surrealism and Painting contains Breton’s seminal treatise on the origins of artistic Surrealism and his trenchant assessments of its precursors and practitioners. Long unavailable in English, this is not only a supremely exciting work of art criticism but also one of the three or four indispensable references for any serious discussion of modern art.
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448 pages. 340 b/w illust.
“Probably the most significant work ever to appear on this subject” (Sir Roland Penrose).
“Required reading as a supplement to the standard histories” (Choice).
On Modern Literature and the Arts
These “shrewd, beautifully written, ‘tough-minded’ essays” (William Arrowsmith) by the author of The Banquet Years and Forbidden Knowledge focus on the often disputed...