Surrealism in Britain

ISBN: 9781859282823
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Michael Remy
Format: hardback
Edition: -
Year published: 1999
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 404
Illustrations: Includes 70 colour and 100 b&w illustrations


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Surrealism in Britain is the first comprehensive study of the British surrealist movement and its achievements. Lavishly illustrated, the book provides a year-by-year narrative of the development of Surrealism among artists, writers, critics and theorists in Britain. It also makes a major contribution to the understanding of the individual achievements of the writers and artists involved and their allegiance to this key twentieth-century art movement.

Michel Remy draws on 20 years of studying British Surrealism to provide this authoritative and biographically-rich account. He has conducted personal interviews with many of the artists involved and the book includes an extensive examination of the careers of Paul Nash, Henry Moore, Eileen Agar, Len Lye, Humphrey Jennings, Grace Pailthorpe and Reuben Mednikoff, Roland Penrose, F. E. McWilliam, Conroy Maddox, Emmy Bridgwater, Edith Rimmington, Desmond Morris, Lee Miller, Julian Trevelyan, John Tunnard and more. Poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, photography and artists’ texts are analysed and the book is illustrated with 170 pictures many in colour.


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