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The dream was the instrument for this. It was the gate to art. In dreams, the id
spoke; the dreaming mind was unlegislated truth, and so was neurosis, the
permanent involuntary form of dreams. In this, Breton and his circle were part of
the great ...
He was, by his own account, bored with “walking forever in the same decor,” and
so: . . . to distract my thoughts, I constructed in my dreams a faëry palace,
surpassing all imagination, everything the genius of a humble man could imagine
The minutely painted smutch of excrement on the shorts of the gibbering man in
the foreground even offended Breton, and the Surrealists conducted a serious
enquête on whether or not turds were an acceptable dream image. Dali rightly ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review