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A Surrealist Bookshelf

Founding Surrealist André Breton defined Surrealism as “pure psychic automatism, by which an attempt is made to express, either verbally, in writing or in any other manner, the true functioning of thought. The dictation of thought, in the absence of all control by reason, excluding any aesthetic or moral preoccupation.” To these supra-rational ends, the Surrealist artists and poets pioneered and developed new techniques that ramified across all of the arts, from poetry to painting to cinema. This library collects some of the most essential texts and surveys on the movement.


Curated Libraries by Movement and Subject Area


Books on African American ArtistsA Library of Women ArtistsDanish Design and Architecture BooksClassic PhotobooksPop Art Bookshelf

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS

WOMEN ARTISTS

DANISH DESIGN

CLASSIC PHOTOBOOKS

POP ART

Outsider Art LibraryProduct Design BookshelfPerformance Art BookshelfA Bauhaus LibraryA Surrealist Bookshelf

OUTSIDER ART

PRODUCT DESIGN BOOKSHELF

PERFORMANCE ART

BAUHAUS

SURREALISM

A Dada LibraryContemporary Figurative PaintingModern and Contemporary DrawingPhotography: PhotojournalismPhotography: Polaroids

DADA

CONTEMPORARY FIGURATIVE PAINTING

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY DRAWING

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOJOURNALISM

PHOTOGRAPHY: POLAROIDS

A Feminist Art BookshelfGraphic Design BookshelfPhotography: New TopographicsFilm & The Performing Arts BookshelfA Sound Art Bookshelf

FEMINIST ART

GRAPHIC DESIGN BOOKSHELF

PHOTOGRAPHY: NEW TOPOGRAPHICS

FILM & THE PERFORMING ARTS

SOUND ART

Collage & Photomontage LibraryArchitecture: Key Books on International ArchitectureAn Urban Studies BookshelfGerman Expressionism LibraryA Curator's Bookshelf

COLLAGE & PHOTOMONTAGE

ARCHITECTURE: ESSENTIAL BOOKS

URBAN STUDIES

GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM

CURATORIAL STUDIES

Contemporary Sculpture LibraryA Print Collector's LibraryPacific Standard TimeThe Pictures GenerationBeautiful Losers

CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

PRINTS & GRAPHICS

PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

PICTURES GENERATION

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS

Nouveau Realisme A Sustainable Design BookshelfIndependent FilmA Relational Aesthetics BookshelfConceptual Art Library

NOUVEAU REALISME

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

INDEPENDENT FILM

RELATIONAL AESTHETICS

CONCEPTUAL ART

Lee Friedlander LibraryArtist's Books LibraryEssential Photography Reference Books

LEE FRIEDLANDER LIBRARY

ARTISTS BOOKS

ESSENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY REFERENCE BOOKS

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