In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

Sue Roe

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 06-06-2019

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‘Describes with plenty of colour how surrealism, from Rene Magritte’s bowler hats to Salvador Dali’s watches, was born and developed’ The TimesDuring the 1920s, in the Parisian neighbourhood of Montparnasse, a unique flowering of avant-garde artistic creativity became the cradle of Dada and Surrealism. In this crowd biography, Sue Roe tells the story – from Duchamp to Dali, via Man Ray and Max Ernst – of the salons and cafes, alliances and feuds, love affairs and scandals, successes and suicides of one of the most important and long-lasting artistic achievements of the twentieth century.’Supercharged. Highly colourful . . . they’re all here, the big names of the time – behaving badly, and, at times, quite madly too’ Observer’Roe is a talented writer, fascinated by la vie Boheme. She can find phrases that perfectly capture the feeling of a neighbourhood’ Sunday Times’Brings together some of the chief protagonists in one of the 20th century’s most inventive art movements. A vivid read’ Radio Times’A skilled and graceful writer’ Daily Telegraph

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Weight 0.247 kg
Dimensions 20 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 320