International Encyclopedia of Surrealism
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Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism is an exclusive digital resource presenting the first comprehensive and systematic overview of one of the most influential and enduring 20th-century art movements, from its beginnings to the present day.
Featuring a 3-volume major reference work, interactive timeline and rare archive images, portraits and artworks, this resource will be invaluable for academics and students in Art History/Theory, French Studies, Film Studies, Literary Studies, Photography and Visual Culture as well as Design/Fashion, Cultural History and Social/Cultural/Political Theory.
- 200 Survey Articles covering national surrealist movements; related artistic and intellectual movements; key journals, patrons and collections; detailed overviews of surrealism’s influence across the visual, applied and performing arts; and analyses of the key concepts which underpin surrealist theory and practice.
- 500 A-Z articles covering the major and minor theorists, critics, novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, painters, collagists, object-makers, sculptors, and filmmakers.
- 500 rare and archive documentary images, portraits, and artworks.
- An interactive timeline from 1917 to present day that allows users to explore Surrealism by country, theme, period, media, as well as by individual surrealists.