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ANDRE BRETON: LA BEAUTE CONVULSIVE (Andre Breton: Convulsive Beauty). Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d'art moderne, Paris, 1991. 512 pp. with 793 ills. (170 col.). 31 x 22 cm. LC 91-158220 ISBN 2858505675 In French.
Illuminates the critical role of French poet Breton (1896-1966) in the founding and international development of the Surrealist movement through a presentation of works once belonging to his personal collection, featuring reproductions of a vast array of paintings, sculptures, photographs and other works by Ernst, Man Ray, Picabia, Matta, Arp and many other major artists along with diverse African, Pre-Columbian and naive art objects. Detailed illustrated chronologies of the stages in Breton's life and four introductory discussions of his aesthetic principles, writings and art collection accompany 17 essays individually analyzing pivotal Surrealist works, significant events in Breton's career, and his relationships with such artists as Dali, Picasso, Gorky and Miro. Please note that a Spanish-language edition of this title is available (see Worldwide 900127).
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1900-1945 — Several Media — Surrealism
Plans: 01,05,12,15,19
Worldwide Number: 023155
Hardcover $110.00    

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