Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design - the exhibition catalogue from V&A available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design

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'This book is an essential addition to the bibliography of the subject, a book the sane man did not know he needed until this exhibition spawned it' - Evening Standard

A beautiful book about Surrealism's impact in the fields of design.

Surrealism was one of the most influential movements of the twentieth century and had a profound impact on all forms of culture. This companion book to the V&A's 2007 exhibition examines Surrealism's impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world.

From the sensuality of Dali's Mae West Lips Sofa to Schiaparelli's extraordinary Tear dress, Surrealism produced some of the most emotive objects ever created. This book includes works in all media from artists and designers such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst and Joan Miro. Containing over 350 beautiful illustrations, including previously unpublished works in private collections and specially commissioned photographs, the range of objects spans painting, sculpture, works on paper, bookbindings, jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, fashion, film and photography.
Details
  • Author: Ghislaine Wood
  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Date published: March 2007
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781851775019 
  • Product Dimensions: 31.8 x 24.8 x 3.2 cm