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L'Amour fou: photography and surrealism / [by] Rosalind Krauss [and] Jane Livingston, with an essay by Dawn Ades.

Krauss, Rosalind & Jane Livingston.

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ISBN 10: 0896595765 / ISBN 13: 9780896595767
Published by Corcoran Gallery of Art; New York: Abbeville Press, Publishers,, Washington, D.C., 1985
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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[ Second Printing]. 244 p. 236 ill. (8 color). Contents: Rosalind Krauss, "Photography in the Service of Surrealism" and "Corpus Delecti"; Jane Livingston, "Man Ray and Surrealist Photography"; Dawn Ades, "Photography and the Surrealist Text"; artists' biographies and bibliographies, p. 195-237, compiled by Winifred Schiffman. Bookseller Inventory # 026090

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Title: L'Amour fou: photography and surrealism / [...

Publisher: Corcoran Gallery of Art; New York: Abbeville Press, Publishers,, Washington, D.C.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

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Much has been written about Surrealist painting and sculpture, but most of the erotic, disorienting and exquisite Surrealist photographs of Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Andre Breton, Brassai, Salvador Dali, Andre Kertesz and Hans Bellmer have remained all but unknown - until now. Traditional criticism has viewed Surrealist photography as a pale imitiation of authentic Surrealist work. The assumption has been that photography, a realistic medium, is fundamentally incomptatible with a cause devoted to the wildly subjective, the world of dreams and the unconscious. As a consequence, Surrealist photography, a major body of 20-century art, has remained largely unexplored.

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Rosalind Krauss, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University, is a widely published author of books and articles on art subjects. Since 1976 she has edited October, a journal of aesthetics. Jane Livingston, former associate director and chief curator of The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has written major books and exhibition catalogues on art and photography. Dawn Ades, Professor of Art History and Theory Essex University, Colchester, England, has written several art books, including Abbeville's The 20th-Century Poster.

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