Photography and surrealism : sexuality, colonialism and social dissent /Publication details: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2004.Description: x, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
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|TR 645 MEI Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand :||TR 646 BAK Conflict, time, photography /||TR 646 BAL Questioning Europe : reinterpretations within photography /||TR 646 BAT Photography and surrealism :||TR 646 BAT Dark sky /||TR 646 CAM A handful of dust :||TR 646 CHE The perfect medium :|
Originally published: 1999.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-265) and index.
What is a surrealist photograph? -- The automatic image -- Sadness and sanity -- The Oriental signifier -- The Sadean eye -- Black object, white subject -- The truth of the colonies -- Fascism and exile.
Photography, as the modern technology of the twentieth century, was central to the surrealist movement of the 1920s and 1930s. This book is an historical re-evaluation of the whole surrealist project and its uses of photography. Sensitive to the internal dynamics of surrealism, David Bate examines the surrealist attitude to the visual across the surrealist project. He offers critical readings of surrealist images from their publications and exhibitions, elaborating, for example, on the surrealist flirt with Orientalism, fascination with de Sade, preoccupation with the hysterica and engagement with colonial and anti-colonial politics; guided always by the surrealists' work across the triangle of terms, sexuality, colonialism and social dissent.