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3 volume set

From its beginnings in the 1920s, André Masson (1896-1987) was a key figure in Surrealist art. This 3-volume set covers the interwar years when Masson was exploring Surrealism through his work while living in France and Spain.

  • ISBN13: 978-1-55595-330-0

  • ISBN10: 1-55595-330-1

  • Category: Art-European

  • BISAC 1: ART015030

  • BISAC 2: ART016030

  • Price: $360.00

  • Discount: T

  • Format: Cl.

  • Size: 9 x 12 in.

  • Page count: 1500 pages

  • Color Illustrations: 2000

  • Carton qty: 3

  • More than two thousand color plates over three volumes illustrate

the oil paintings, drawings, and sketches Masson produced between 1918-1941.

  • From its beginnings in the 1920s, André Masson (1896–1987)

was a key figure in the Surrealist art movement. He was a pioneer in the techniques of automatic drawing and biomorphic abstraction. Living in Paris in the 1920s, he collaborated with Surrealist poets and theorists, including André Breton in their quest to subvert reason and to investigate the workings of the human subconscious. He also contributed illustrations to many important works of Surrealist literature and exhibited in the Galerie Simon, a gathering place for the Parisian avant-garde, which included Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. His fascination with metamorphosis in all its forms not only informed Surrealist thought, but provided the fuel for a lifetime of creativity.

  • In these volumes Masson's complex, poetic, and

psychologically charged works comment on his years in Paris, his struggle against Spanish fascism in the 1930s and his American exile from Nazi-occupied France in the 1940s.

  • Today Masson’s prints can be found in collections around the

world including the Tate London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Albertina in Vienna, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

  • Co-op Available

  • Strong appeal for art historians and collectors of Surrealist and

early-twentieth- century art

Distributed to the trade through National Book Network 1-800-462-6420

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