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ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Atlas Press

BOOK FORMAT
Slip, Paperback, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 160 pgs / 15 color / 26 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 68   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781900565141 TRADE
List Price: $29.95 CDN $39.95

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TERRITORY
NA LA ME

The first English-language edition of Hans Bellmer's surrealist classic, The Doll, with his subversive, highly-charged hand-colored photographs “illustrated” with prose poems by Paul Éluard.

  

ATLAS PRESS

Hans Bellmer: The Doll

Introduction and translation by Malcolm R. Green.

Hans Bellmer: The DollGerman artist Hans Bellmer (1902–1975) was one of the most subversive artists associated with Surrealism, famous--notorious, even--for his erotic engravings, objects and photographs. The first edition of The Doll comprised a series of Bellmer’s photographs “illustrated” with prose poems by Paul Éluard; Bellmer’s hand-colored photographs subsequently acquired an iconic status as perhaps the purest exemplification of the Surrealist ideal of “convulsive beauty.” Later editions of the book were expanded to incorporate a body of theoretical, poetic and speculative texts that together comprise one of the most important expositions of Surrealist cultural theory. Bellmer weaves a remarkably disparate set of concepts and intuitions--from fields as diverse as mathematics, morphology, optics and psychology--into a theory of eroticism that provides a totally unexpected rationale for his uncompromising art. His ideas are, in the words of poet Joë Bousquet, a “scandal to reason.” This English edition follows Bellmer’s original, the texts having been translated for the first time--by Malcolm Green, who also provides an introduction--from the final German version.

Featured image is reproduced from Hans Bellmer: The Doll.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Art & Antiques

Sarah Fensom

Hans Bellmer's freakish and beautiful photobook THE DOLL (1934, printed in 1936) will be on view. An essay written by the artists-printed on pink paper-accompanies the erotic images of the life-size female doll he created and posed. The book is on of 100 in a French edition that was compiled by Surrealist poet Paul Eluard.

Hans Bellmer: The Doll

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

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