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Ghost Ships
Robert McNab
0300104316
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Travel and exploration fascinated the Surrealists, who crossed continents marveling at their diversity. This riveting book retraces one of their most important and exciting voyages, made on the eve of the birth of Surrealism in 1924. It describes the secret journey made by an extraordinary ménage à trois: the painter Max Ernst, Paul Eluard (cofounder of Surrealism with André Breton), and Eluard’s wife Gala.
Robert McNab unravels the story of Ernst’s love affair with Gala, Eluard’s disappearance, Ernst and Gala’s pursuit of him, their meeting in Saigon, where the love triangle came apart, and the resulting departure of the Eluards, who left Ernst to explore the jungles of French Indochina alone. The impact of the journey on the work of both men was profound: what Eluard saw of...


Max Ernst: Sculptures
Jurgen Pech
8881580705
July 1996
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: Italian, English


Max Ernst and Alchemy
M. E. Warlick
0292791364
Mar 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Surrealist artist Max Ernst defined collage as the "alchemy of the visual image." Students of his work have often dismissed this comment as simply a metaphor for the transformative power of using found images in a new context. Taking a wholly different perspective on Ernst and alchemy, however, M. E. Warlick persuasively demonstrates that the artist had a profound and abiding interest in alchemical philosophy and often used alchemical symbolism in works created throughout his career. A revival of interest in alchemy swept the artistic, psychoanalytic, historical, and scientific circles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Warlick sets Ernst's work squarely within this movement. Looking at both his art (many of the works she discusses are reproduced in the book) and his writings, she reveals how...


Ernst
Ian Turpin
0714828661
August 1998
Paperback
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Semaine de Bonte: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage
Max Ernst
0486232522
June 1976
Paperback
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Book Description
Masterpiece created out of periodical illustrations explores worlds of terror and surprise. Some consider this Ernst's greatest work.


Max Ernst: A Retrospective
Max Ernst
0300107188
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Innovative painter and collagist Max Ernst (1891-1976) was a driving force behind Dada and surrealism and set the course for abstract expressionism. His rich and complex oeuvre is now fruitfully reexamined in this illuminating volume in which splendid full-page reproductions are matched with eye-opening essays by Ernst expert Spies, curator Rewald, and art historian Robert Storr, among others, each offering striking interpretations of key aspects of Ernst's imaginative creative journey. Considered a "scholarly painter," Ernst drew on everything from mythology to Freudian theory to poetry to science. Born and raised in Germany, he found his artistic milieu in Paris, where he created his seminal collage "novels" until World War II forced him into exile. Secured a place in America by his third wife, gallery owner Peggy...


Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, New York, New York, Paris
Leah Dickerman
1933045205
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Along with Russian constructivism and surrealism, Dada stands as one of the three most significant movements of the historical avant-garde. Born in the heart of Europe in the midst of World War I, Dada displayed a raucous skepticism about accepted values. Its embrace of new materials, of collage and assemblage techniques, of the designation of manufactured objects as art objects as well as its interest in performance, sound poetry, and manifestos fundamentally shaped the terms of modern art practice and created an abiding legacy for postwar art. Yet, while the word Dada has common currency, few know much about Dada art itself. In contrast to other key avant-garde movements, there has never been a major American exhibition that explores Dada specifically in broad view. Dada--the catalogue to the exhibition on view in...


Max Ernst
Werner Spies
0500976589
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A penetrating, intimate portrayal of the creative life of an individual artist and of the artistic life of the twentieth century.Throughout his career, Max Ernst created fantastic worlds through images. But it is only when one sees his work in relation to the images of his personal life—his letters, photographs, poetry, and diaries, so brilliantly reproduced on these pages—that one begins to understand his world, a world spent at the epicenter of twentieth-century artistic life.Max Ernst: Life and Work draws on an unprecedented collection of source material, much of it published here for the first time, to present a compelling portrait of the artist's life and an intellectual portrait of the period. Edited by Werner Spies, a close friend of Max Ernst and the leading authority on his extraordinarily rich,...


Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim
Mary V. Dearborn
0618128069
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Dearborn celebrates Guggenheim, the iconoclastic doyenne of abstract expressionism, in this appreciative, thorough biography. Born in 1898 to a "poor" branch of the family, Guggenheim moved to Europe in 1920, where she befriended such modernist notables as Djuna Barnes and Marcel Duchamp. After two failed marriages (to alcoholic, volatile writers), Guggenheim began to collect surrealist and other modern art seriously, opening the Guggenheim Jeune in London in 1938. During WWII, she preserved numerous artworks—and artists—by getting them to the U.S.; she also began a long, turbulent relationship with Max Ernst. In wartime New York, Guggenheim opened Art of This Century; the explosively popular gallery brought fame to Jackson Pollock, Joseph Cornell and others. Dearborn, who has authored biographies of...


Max Ernst Museum Bruehl
Prestel Publishing
3791334174
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Developing Intuition: Practical Guidance for Daily Life
Shakti Gawain
1577311868
January 2002
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Book Review
Everyone is born with intuition, explains author Shatki Gawain. The problem is, most people learned to suppress the natural connection to their intuition and were trained to rely solely on their logical, rational mind. "Many people who are not accustomed to being consciously in touch with their intuition imagine that it is a mysterious force that would come to them through some transcendent mystical experience," Gawain writes. "In fact, intuition is a very practical, down-to-earth tool that is always available to help us deal with the decisions, problems, and challenges of our daily lives."

Like Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing, Gawain spends most of the book emphasizing the practical uses of this seemingly mystical skill. In her opening chapters Gawain offers relaxation and meditation exercises that nurture...



Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction
David Hopkins
0192802542
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The avant-garde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice, especially in contemporary art, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and shock tactics. In this new treatment of the subject, Hopkins focuses on the many debates surrounding these
movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality (How good is Dali?), the idea of the 'readymade', attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, attitudes to women, fetishism, and primitivism. The international nature of these movements is examined, covering the cities
of Zurich, New York, Berlin, Cologne, Barcelona, Paris, London, and recenlty discovered examples in Eastern Europe.
Hopkins explores the huge range of media employed by both Dada and Surrealism (collage, painting, found...


Max Ernst
Ulrich Bischoff
3822813885
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Imagine That!: Activities and Adventures in Surrealism
Joyce Raimondo
0823025020
June 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-5–Raimondo encourages children to look closely at, ask questions about, and thoroughly explore famous works of art. Six surrealists are each represented by one masterpiece (e.g., Salvador Dalí by The Persistence of Memory, Max Ernst by The Couple,and Frida Kahlo by Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States). Each reproduction is accompanied by a short introduction and questions that require readers to take the time to examine, ponder, and imagine; two or more related hands-on art activities are also presented. In this way, youngsters have the opportunity to interpret a famous work of art in their own manner. One of the strengths of this book is the inclusion of artwork produced by children. Brief biographies of the subjects are appended. Although this offering...


Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst: The Bride Shared
David Hopkins
0198175132
November 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst are two of the greatest names associated with Dada and Surrealism, the iconoclastic art movements of the early part of the twentieth century. This detailed study brings their work into close proximity for the first time, examining the structural interaction of
"ready-made" belief systems in their productions (Catholicism, masculinism, hermeticism). These artists are revealed as precursors of our postmodern obsessions with male and female identity and cultural fragmentation.

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