The Autobiography of Surrealism. Marcel Jean.

The Autobiography of Surrealism. The Documents of 20th-Century Art

New York: Viking Press, 1980. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's black cloth over pale yellow paper-covered boards, spine gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.

First edition of Surrealist painter Marcel Jean’s documentary anthology portrait of Surrealism and its practitioners. The compendium provides a rigorous history of Surrealism, from its Symbolist and pre-Dadaist antecedents onward, through a round-up of original manifestos, poems, essays and a host of primary works by such luminaries as Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Aragon, Breton, de Chirico, Eluard, Ernst, Tanguy, Tzara, Picasso, Duchamp, and many, many more, and taking in an expansive survey of the books, magazines, journals, and other publications that were produced during the epoch. Illustrated with black-and-white photos and reproductions; with selected bibliography and index. Issued as part of the publisher's landmark The Documents of 20th-Century Art series, under the general editorship of artist Robert Motherwell. Mild toning to board edges; moderate toning and edgewear to price-clipped dust jacket. About very good. Item #4434


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