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APPROPRIATED PHOTOGRAPHS IN FRENCH SURREALIST PERIODICALS, 1924-1939. Linda Steer. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. An Ashgate Book. 196 pp. with 23 ills. ISBN 9781409437307 In English.
Publisher's description: The first monograph to analyze the Surrealist gesture of photographic appropriation, this study examines "found" photographs in three French Surrealist reviews published in the 1920s and 1930s: La Revolution surrealiste, edited by Andre Breton; Documents, edited by Georges Bataille; and Minotaure, edited by Breton and others. The book asks general questions about the production and deployment of meaning through photographs, but addresses more specifically the construction of a Surrealist practice of photography through the gesture of borrowing and re-contextualization and reveals something crucial both about Surrealist strategies and about the way photographs operate. The book is structured around four case studies, including scientific photographs of an hysteric in Charcot's clinic at the Salpêtriere hospital, positioned as poetry rather than pathology; and one of the first crime-scene photographs, depicting Jack the Ripper's last victim, radically transformed into a work of art. Linda Steer traces the trajectory of the found photographs, from their first location to their location in a Surrealist periodical.
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