Catalogue


Twilight visions [electronic resource] : surrealism and Paris /
Therese Lichtenstein ; with additional essays by Julia Kelly, Colin Jones, and Whitney Chadwick.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press ; Nashville : Frist Center for the Visual Arts, c2009.
description
xi, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0520260813, 9780520260818 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press ; Nashville : Frist Center for the Visual Arts, c2009.
isbn
0520260813
9780520260818 (cloth : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint"--Prelim. p.
Accompanies an exhibition held at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010 and the International Center of Photography, New York, N.Y., Jan. 29-May 9, 2010, and at Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Ga., June 9-Oct. 10, 2010.
catalogue key
9765029
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Excerpts
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"From Paris and twilight photography to exhibitions of exotica and the 'savages'--to say nothing of gendered desire--this four-cornered exploration of the great surrealist epoch is enormously enhanced by extraordinary imagery and extensive notes."--Mary Ann Caws, author of The Surrealist Look
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"From Paris and twilight photography to exhibitions of exotica and the 'savages'--to say nothing of gendered desire--this four-cornered exploration of the great surrealist epoch is enormously enhanced by extraordinary imagery and extensive notes."--Mary Ann Caws, author ofThe Surrealist Look
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Broad in its perspective but acute in its examinations, Twilight Visions shows us not only how hard the Surrealists worked but how their love for the city necessitated their psychic separation from the tragic course it was taking."
"Broad in its perspective but acute in its examinations, Twilight Visions shows us not only how hard the Surrealists worked but how their love for the city necessitated their psychic separation from the tragic course it was taking."-- Silliman's Blog
"Makes palpable the inimitable frisson of Paris after hours."
"Makes palpable the inimitable frisson of Paris after hours."-- The Magazine
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Summaries
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Through an examination of surrealist photographs, objects, exhibitions, activities, and writings, this book portrays the French capital as a city in the process of metamorphosis - in a kind of twilight state.
Main Description
Through an examination of Surrealist photographs, objects, exhibitions, activities, and writings, the essays inTwilight Visions,the beautifully illustrated companion volume to the exhibition of the same name, portray the French capital as a city in the process of metamorphosis-in a kind of twilight state. The Bureau of Surrealist Research, the major Surrealist exhibitions, and the photographs of Paris by Brassai, Andre Kertesz, Ilse Bing, Germaine Krull, and Man Ray, among others, all reflect the tumultuous social and cultural transformations occurring in Paris in the 1920s and 30s. Juxtaposing the strange with the familiar, they seek to break down repressive hierarchies. At the same time, they represent a desire to change the world through experimental activities. Introduced by Therese Lichtenstein, with essays by Therese Lichtenstein, Julia Kelly, Colin Jones, and Whitney Chadwick, this absorbing volume considers the social, aesthetic, and political stances of the Surrealists as they probed hidden aspects of the commonplace and blurred the boundaries between dreams and reality, subjectivity and objectivity.
Main Description
Through an examination of surrealist photographs, objects, exhibitions, activities, and writings, the essays in Twilight Visions, the beautifully illustrated companion volume to the exhibition of the same name, portray the French capital as a city in the process of metamorphosis-in a kind of twilight state. The Bureau of Surrealist Research, the major Surrealist exhibitions, and the photographs of Paris by Brassai, Andre Kertesz, Ilse Bing, Germaine Krull, and Man Ray, among others, all reflect the tumultuous social and cultural transformations occurring in Paris in the 1920s and 30s. Juxtaposing the strange with the familiar, they seek to break down repressive hierarchies. At the same time, they represent a desire to change the world through experimental activities. Introduced by Therese Lichtenstein, with essays by Therese Lichtenstein, Julia Kelly, Colin Jones, and Whitney Chadwick, this absorbing volume considers the social, aesthetic, and political stances of the Surrealists as they probed hidden aspects of the commonplace and blurred the boundaries between dreams and reality, subjectivity and objectivity. Copub: Frist Center for the Visual Arts

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