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Surrealist Photography

Christian Bouqueret

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An exploration into the curious world of surrealism through photography


Paris in the early 1920s saw the growth of a new art form called surrealism. Both a formal movement and a spiritual orientation, surrealism embraced ethics and politics as well as the arts. Surrealists sought to create a medium that liberated the subconcious mind, and many artists and photographers captured this revolution through photographic images. This new survey includes works by Max Ernst, Dora Maar, Lee Miller, René Magritte, Meret Oppenheim and more.


Brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format and at an easily affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography. The series has been awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 19.0 x 12.3 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9780500410929

About the Author

Christian Bouqueret writes widely on photography and has also curated numerous photography exhibitions in his native France.

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