by Leslie Jones, Drawing Surrealism Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Drawing Surrealism books, Drawing, often considered a minor art form, was central to surrealism from its very beginnings. Automatic drawing, exquisite corpses, and frottage are just a few of the techniques invented by surrealists to tap into the subconscious realm. Drawing Surrealism recognizes the medium as a fundamental form of surrealist expression and explores its impact on other media. Works of collage, photography, and even painting are presented in the context of drawing as a metaphor for innovation and experimentation. This volume, in addition to brilliant reproductions of drawings and other works by approximately one hundred artists, includes a substantial historical essay and illustrated chronology by the exhibition's curator, Leslie Jones, as well as informative essays by leading scholars Isabelle Dervaux and Susan Laxton. It also encompasses the contributions of a wide array of artists on a global scale - from the great figures in surrealist history to lesser-known surrealists from Japan, central Europe, and the Americas, where the movement had profound and lasting effects on the arts. Drawing Surrealism, which will become a definitive resource on the subject, offers a deep understanding of the techniques and concerns that made surrealism such an intimate perceptual revolution.
by Susan Laxton, Surrealism At Play Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Surrealism At Play books, In Surrealism at Play Susan Laxton writes a new history of surrealism in which she traces the centrality of play to the movement and its ongoing legacy. For surrealist artists, play took a consistent role in their aesthetic as they worked in, with, and against a post-World War I world increasingly dominated by technology and functionalism. Whether through exquisite-corpse drawings, Man Ray’s rayographs, or Joan Miró’s visual puns, surrealists became adept at developing techniques and processes designed to guarantee aleatory outcomes. In embracing chance as the means to produce unforeseeable ends, they shifted emphasis from final product to process, challenging the disciplinary structures of industrial modernism. As Laxton demonstrates, play became a primary method through which surrealism refashioned artistic practice, everyday experience, and the nature of subjectivity.
by David Hopkins, A Companion To Dada And Surrealism Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To Dada And Surrealism books, This excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism blends expert synthesis of the latest scholarship with completely new research, offering historical coverage as well as in-depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender. This book provides an excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism from some of the finest established and up-and-coming scholars in the field Offers historical coverage as well as in–depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender One of the first studies to produce global coverage of the two movements, it also includes a section dealing with the critical and cultural aftermath of Dada and Surrealism in the later twentieth century Dada and Surrealism are arguably the most popular areas of modern art, both in the academic and public spheres
by C. W. E. Bigsby, Dada Surrealism Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dada Surrealism books, First published in 1972, the work provides an introduction to Dada and Surrealism. It explores the two movements and their cultural significance. It also looks at those who called themselves Dadaists and Surrealists, including their aims and achievements. In doing so, the book identifies the meaning that the two terms have acquired, which is often remote from the claims advanced by the chief adherents of each movement. This book will be a valuable resource to those studying Dada and Surrealism and its relationship to modern literature.
by Bernice Rose, The Drawings Of Roy Lichtenstein Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Drawings Of Roy Lichtenstein books, This is the catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a study of Lichtenstein's work from all phases of his career. It covers the work of 25 years, beginning with 1901 when the famous Benday dots first appeared in the pop images derived from advertisements and bubblegum comics to the 1985 sketches and working drawings for the Equitable Center murals. Rose presents a history of the artist's career, analyzes his techniques and workmanship, and also addresses such topics as the relationship between traditional art and mass communications and the role of parody. ISBN 0-87070-416-8: $37.50 (For use only in the library).
by Sandy Brooke, Drawing As Expression Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Drawing As Expression books, Human communication is grounded in fundamentally cooperative, even shared,intentions. In this original and provocative account of the evolutionary origins of humancommunication, Michael Tomasello connects the fundamentally cooperative structure of humancommunication (initially discovered by Paul Grice) to the especially cooperative structure of human(as opposed to other primate) social interaction. Tomasello argues that human cooperativecommunication rests on a psychological infrastructure of shared intentionality (joint attention,common ground), evolved originally for collaboration and culture more generally. The basic motivesof the infrastructure are helping and sharing: humans communicate to request help, inform others ofthings helpfully, and share attitudes as a way of bonding within the cultural group. Thesecooperative motives each created different functional pressures for conventionalizing grammaticalconstructions. Requesting help in the immediate you-and-me and here-and-now, for example, requiredvery little grammar, but informing and sharing required increasingly complex grammatical devices.Drawing on empirical research into gestural and vocal communication by great apes and human infants(much of it conducted by his own research team), Tomasello argues further that humans' cooperativecommunication emerged first in the natural gestures of pointing and pantomiming. Conventionalcommunication, first gestural and then vocal, evolved only after humans already possessed thesenatural gestures and their shared intentionality infrastructure along with skills of culturallearning for creating and passing along jointly understood communicative conventions. Challengingthe Chomskian view that linguistic knowledge is innate, Tomasello proposes instead that the mostfundamental aspects of uniquely human communication are biological adaptations for cooperativesocial interaction in general and that the purely linguistic dimensions of human communication arecultural conventions and constructions created by and passed along within particular culturalgroups.
by Dawn Ades, Dal And Surrealism Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dal And Surrealism books, Critically examines Dali's works and artistic techniques to explore his role in and relationship to the surrealism movement although he was rejected by leading surrealists