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The Resource In wonderland : the surrealist adventures of women artists in Mexico and the United States, edited by Ilene Susan Fort, Tere Arcq, with Terri Geis ; contributions by Dawn Ades ... [et al.]

In wonderland : the surrealist adventures of women artists in Mexico and the United States, edited by Ilene Susan Fort, Tere Arcq, with Terri Geis ; contributions by Dawn Ades ... [et al.]

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In wonderland : the surrealist adventures of women artists in Mexico and the United States
Title
In wonderland
Title remainder
the surrealist adventures of women artists in Mexico and the United States
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ilene Susan Fort, Tere Arcq, with Terri Geis ; contributions by Dawn Ades ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Filled with a wide array of illustrations, this book offers a fresh perspective on surrealism as it spotlights the important role that North American women artists played in the movement. The surrealist movement in art is most often identified with male artists, many of whom objectified women in their paintings, casting them as sexual or symbolic ideals. Conversely, the female artists of the movement delved primarily into their own subconscious and dreams. This volume features the work of 48 Mexican and U.S.-based women artists whose contributions to the surrealist movement span more than four decades and whose work was both influential and radical in its own right. Thematically arranged, it includes more than 250 full-color images along with several essays exploring the effects of geography and gender on the movement. This unique book illustrates surrealism as a gateway to self-discovery, especially in North America, where women artists were freed from oppressive European traditions and the vagaries of war. From 1931, the year of Lee Miller's first surreal photograph, to 1968, when Yayoi Kusama presented her landmark happening "Alice in Wonderland" in New York's Central Park, the artists and works depicted here are both significant and extraordinary in their explorations of personal and universal truths"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.04/063
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6555.5.S8
LC item number
I5 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
In wonderland : the surrealist adventures of women artists in Mexico and the United States, edited by Ilene Susan Fort, Tere Arcq, with Terri Geis ; contributions by Dawn Ades ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Jan. 29-May 6, 2012, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
In the land of reinvention : the United States / Ilene Susan Fort -- In the land of convulsive beauty : Mexico / Tere Arcq -- The ancestral and the living / Rita Eder and Terri Geis -- Down the rabbit hole : an art of shamanic initiations and mythic rebirth / Gloria Feman Orenstein -- One hundred percent photographic / Dawn Ades -- Guided by the invisible : the psyche of women surrealists / Salomon Grimberg -- Eros and Thanatos : surrealism's legacy in contemporary feminist art / Maria Elena Buszek -- Artists' biographies / Terri Geis
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9783791351414
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011028466
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Dust jacket; red cloth over boards. Gift from the publishers for use of material from Library Special Collections in preparation of this exhibit.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)729342132
  • ucoclc729342132
Label
In wonderland : the surrealist adventures of women artists in Mexico and the United States, edited by Ilene Susan Fort, Tere Arcq, with Terri Geis ; contributions by Dawn Ades ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Jan. 29-May 6, 2012, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
In the land of reinvention : the United States / Ilene Susan Fort -- In the land of convulsive beauty : Mexico / Tere Arcq -- The ancestral and the living / Rita Eder and Terri Geis -- Down the rabbit hole : an art of shamanic initiations and mythic rebirth / Gloria Feman Orenstein -- One hundred percent photographic / Dawn Ades -- Guided by the invisible : the psyche of women surrealists / Salomon Grimberg -- Eros and Thanatos : surrealism's legacy in contemporary feminist art / Maria Elena Buszek -- Artists' biographies / Terri Geis
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9783791351414
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011028466
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Dust jacket; red cloth over boards. Gift from the publishers for use of material from Library Special Collections in preparation of this exhibit.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)729342132
  • ucoclc729342132

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