Surrealism Edited by Herbert Read


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Faber & Faber, 1936. First edition, first printing. 96 black and white photographic plates. Former library sticker on top of boards which is continued on inside cover. Cloth darkened, material has frayed at the bottom of spine, internally clean with no markings or inscriptions.

The author's scarce monograph on the Surrealist exhibition of June 1936, with essays by André Breton, Hugh Sykes Davies, Paul Éluard, Georges Hugnet. Plates of works by Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, René Magritte & many more.

'June, 1936. After a winter long drawn out into bitterness and petulance month of torrid heat, of clarifying storms. In this same month the International Surrealist Exhibition broke over London, electrifying the dry intellectual atmosphere, stirring our sluggish minds to wonder, enchantment and derision.

The Surrealist movement was a revolution directed at every sphere of life, encompassing politics and poetry as well as art, its purpose the liberation of resources of the subconscious mind..'

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