Surrealism and Painting

André Breton
416 pages
340 B&W illustrations
10.5 x 8.25 inches

Originally published in 1928, this treatise by André Breton, one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, traces the origins and foundations of Surrealism through trenchant assessments of its precursors and practitioners. He issues a call for the plastic arts to "refer to a purely internal model." Also included are his essays on and analyses of Picasso, Duchamp, Dalí, Ernst, Masson, Miró, and topics such as Gaulish art, outsider art, and the folk art of Haiti and Oceania.