Paris and the Surrealists.
It is not often that a book so thoroughly captures the essence of a style's influence on a society as well as its impact on the world of art. Paris was the city most cherished by the Surrealists, and the writing of George Melly, complemented by over 100 compelling duotones by phoographer Michael Woods, lead the reader into the cafes, restaurants and nightclubs of Montmarte and the Left Bank. While emphases is on the Surrealist literature of Aragon and Breton, the images of architecture and sculpture -- and the photographs themselves -- combine to provide a strong visual tone. A rich resource for one's personal library or an artroom bookshelf.
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|Date:||Apr 1, 1992|
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