A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil

Author: Max Ernst
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486814520
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Art

This profoundly bizarre work by the great Surrealist and inventor of collage novels was first published in 1930. Humor and irony abound in its expression of religious ecstasy and carnal desire.

A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil

Author: Max Ernst
Publisher: George Braziller
ISBN: 0807610526
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Art

Collages of illustrations provide bizarre images for a surrealistic novel about a young girl's apocalyptic dreams of hell and marriage to the celestial bridegroom

The Hundred Headless Woman

Author: Max Ernst
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486825977
Release Date: 2017-10-23
Genre: Art

This 1929 collage novel by the avant-garde artist presents engravings from Victorian-era books and magazines, accompanied by enigmatic captions, that transport readers into the odd dream world of Surrealism.

Max Ernst and Alchemy

Author: M. E. Warlick
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292756540
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Art

Surrealist artist Max Ernst defined collage as the "alchemy of the visual image." Students of his work have often dismissed this comment as simply a metaphor for the transformative power of using found images in a new context. Taking a wholly different perspective on Ernst and alchemy, however, M. E. Warlick persuasively demonstrates that the artist had a profound and abiding interest in alchemical philosophy and often used alchemical symbolism in works created throughout his career. A revival of interest in alchemy swept the artistic, psychoanalytic, historical, and scientific circles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Warlick sets Ernst's work squarely within this movement. Looking at both his art (many of the works she discusses are reproduced in the book) and his writings, she reveals how thoroughly alchemical philosophy and symbolism pervade his early Dadaist experiments, his foundational work in surrealism, and his many collages and paintings of women and landscapes, whose images exemplify the alchemical fusing of opposites. This pioneering research adds an essential key to understanding the multilayered complexity of Ernst's works, as it affirms his standing as one of Germany's most significant artists of the twentieth century.

David Sylvian The Last Romantic

Author: Martin Power
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857128201
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Genre: Music

David Sylvian spans three decades of image-conscious pop culture. From South London schoolboy in the Seventies to respected composer of the Nineties and beyond, he remains a uniquely fascinating hero. The new edition of Martin Power's acclaimed biography explores every detail of a unique life. The formation of Japan, their signing to Ariola-Hansa in 1977 and a shaky career start. Success with a new glamorous image and two classic albums, Gentlemen Take Polaroids and Tin Drum and the band's break-up and the start of Sylvian's solo career. Including many interviews and reviews of all Japan and Sylvian albums, this unique biography delves into the compelling world of the Lewisham lad who became the Last Romantic.

Shattered Forms

Author: Allen S. Weiss
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791411176
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Art

Art Brut, also termed Outsider Art, has long been suppressed from most art historical writing. Why this rejection? The hyperbolic expressions of Romanticism and Symbolism nourished a desire for derangement and dissociation that inspired both Expressionism and Surrealism. Simulated delirium became the object of the new art -- experimental, avant-garde, modernist -- which arose from the fragmented codes, the shattered forms of everyday communication. But what of those artists whose works, and often whose deliria, are the manifestations of sheer eccentricity, of social isolation and marginalization, or of madness? In this book Weiss investigates the origins of the unrestricted contemporary artistic field, seeking its sources in those works hitherto absent from the official histories of art -- works that constitute art's dark interior, its disturbing netherworld. Secluded, occluded, excluded, Art Brut nevertheless extends the limits of artistic creativity and aesthetic discourse, regardless of whatever anxieties such works may produce. Shattered Forms explores the relations between Art Brut, the psychopathology of expression, and avant-garde Modernism, attempting to show how the consideration of Art Brut should lead to a revision of our theoretical and museological paradigms.

A week of kindness or the seven deadly elements

Author: Max Ernst
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486232522
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Art

The great surrealist's collage masterpiece was printed in 1934 in a limited edition of five now-priceless pamphlets. This single-volume edition contains all of the original publication's 182 bizarre, darkly humorous scenes of violent dreams and erotic fantasies. "One of the clandestine classics of our century." — The New York Times.

The Optical Unconscious

Author: Rosalind E. Krauss
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262611058
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Art

The Optical Unconscious is a protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacred truths. Rosalind Krauss tells the story of the optical unconscious, an unruly, disruptive force that haunted modernism from the 1920s to the 1950s, and which continues to disrupt it today.

Czech and Slovak Cinema

Author: Peter Hames
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748686834
Release Date: 2010-08-09
Genre: Performing Arts

Examines the key themes and traditions of Czech and Slovak cinema, linking inter-war and post-war cinemas together with developments in the post-Communist period.

Baby of the Family

Author: Tina McElroy Ansa
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156101505
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Fiction

Follows the coming of age of Lena McPherson, who was born with the ability to predict the future, as she grows into a fearful, ostracized teenager, and finally learns to accept love and find her own way

These Festive Nights

Author: Marie-Claire Blais
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 0887846017
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Fiction

Originally published in French under the title Soifs, critics around the world called this book a tour de force, comparing Blais with Virginia Woolf, Dante, Sophocles, and Shakespeare. This swirling, baroque fresco captures the mood of our apocalyptic age, rendering it in powerfully evocative prose.

Kay Sage Catalogue Raisonn

Author: Jessie Sentivan
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
ISBN: 3791357859
Release Date: 2018-09-19
Genre: ART

"The catalogue raisonné covers Sage's mature style of work from 1934 to 1961. Separated into four sections, the book features over 230 entries with full-page, color reproductions throughout: 138 paintings, 22 collages, 51 works on paper, and 23 constructions. A number of works are presented for the first time. Also included is a small group of Sage's rarely seen, earlier academic work produced in Italy. A poetic and thoughtful essay by Mary Ann Caws delves into the Sage's life, bringing to light new insight into the artist's very personal practice. A chronology by Sage scholar Stephen Robeson Miller provides new research and documentation. Both are fully illustrated"--

The Stolen Girl The Veil and the Crown Book 1

Author: Zia Wesley
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
ISBN: 9781947833425
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Fiction

The Incredible True Story of Two Girls in the Seventeen-Hundreds Who Become the Powers Behind the Thrones of the World's Greatest Empires The fulfillment of an outrageous prediction seals the fates of two cousins in this true story that begins on a Caribbean sugar plantation and careens wildly towards the thrones of two empires. Innocent Aimée refuses to believe she might ever have to face the intrigue and evil that lurks beneath the exotic beauty and opulence of the Ottoman Empire. Rose mistakenly believes that her marriage to an aristocratic French lieutenant will insure her place in Parisian society. Both will be proven wrong. This first book in Zia Wesley’s The Veil and the Crown series tells the beginning of the extraordinary true story of Aimée Dubucq de Rivery and her cousin, Rose Tascher de La Pagerie...both destined to be queens. Publisher's Note: This is an extraordinarily well-researched novel that is true to the period. As such, there is explicit sexual and violent content that, while typical to the era, is most appropriate for adult readers. The Veil and the Crown, in series order: The Stolen Girl The French Sultana “I lingered over and savored the vivid descriptions and found it absorbing, historically interesting, well researched and constantly enticing. It was as if Zia took me by the hand and we followed the heroine through all her adventures. Scheherazade, eat your heart out!” - Lorain Fox Davis, Grammy winner and educator

Max Ernst

Author: William A. Camfield
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015032986930
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Art