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Compulsive Beauty (October Books)
by Hal Foster
Publisher's Description
Surrealism has long been seen as its founder, André Breton, wanted it to be seen--as a movement of love and liberation. In Compulsive Beauty, Hal Foster, editor of the journal October, reads surealism from its other, darker side: as an art given over to the uncanny, to the compulsion to repeat and the drive toward death. Included are discussions of the art of Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Hans Bellmer, Brassaï, and others.
ISBN: 0262061600
Publisher: The MIT Press
Hardcover : 337 pages
Language: English
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