A Boatload of Madmen: Surrealism and the American Avant-Garde 1920-1950

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In 1932, against the troubled background of the Depression, the American art community had its first glimpse of the revolutionary art of the Surrealists. Combining a fascination for Freud's new symbolic language of dreams with a radical utopianism, the Parisian movement galvanized an emerging American avant-garde. New galleries opened to exhibit the terrifying, insane works of Surrealist artists, and new magazines sprang up to publish a startling crop of Surrealist poetry, criticism, and vociferous attacks on mainstream ...

A Boatload of Madmen: Surrealism and the American Avant-Garde 1920-1950 2001, Thames & Hudson, New York

ISBN-13: 9780500282854

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