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Surreal Things - official exhibition book (paperback)

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Surrealism was one of the most influential movements of the 20th century and had a profound impact on all forms of culture. It was a philosophy and a way of life for some of the most brilliant artists and writers of the century.This is the first book to examine in depth Surrealism's impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world. From the sensuality of Dalí's Mae West Lips Sofa to Schiaparelli's extraordinary Tear dress, Surrealism produced some of the most emotive objects ever created.

In this ground-breaking book, works in all media from artists and designers such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst and Joan Miró will be used to explore some of the movement's dominant themes. Containing over 350 stunning illustrations, including previously unpublished works in private collections and specially commissioned photographs, the range of objects spans painting, sculpture, bookbindings, jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, fashion, film and photography.

Author/Artist/Designer

Ghislaine Wood (Editor)

Pages

368

Dimensions

24.7cm x 28.7cm

ISBN

9781851775019

Product code

87661

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About the editor

Ghislaine Wood

Ghislaine Wood is a Senior Curator in the V&A’s Research Department, specializing in twentieth-century art and design. She has curated and co-curated several major exhibitions including Surreal Things (2007), Art Deco 1910-1939 (2003) and Art Nouveau 1890-1910 (2000).