Folio. 540 pp, preface, I. Collage-Use of the General Form; II. Max Ernst Before Collage; III. Max Ernst and Dada in Cologne; IV. Max Ernst, Dada, and Surrealism in Paris; V. Collages and Paintings; The 114 Color Plates; VI. The Collage-Novels; VII. The Aesthetic Self-Portrait; notes; appendixes: I. previously unpublished texts; II. previously unpublished letters; III. newspaper reviews; IV. articles from Der Ventilator; selected bibliography, biography, The b&w Illustrations, index, photograph credits. Translated from the German by John William Gabriel: First English Edition, 1991. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The Surrealist Max Ernst (1891-1976) employed the collage technique more than any other twentieth-century painter -- not only more frequently, but arguabley more brilliantly and more successfully as well. Here for the first time, his unique collage style is examined in great detail. The author, a friend of the artist and the leading authority on the painter's extraoridinarily rich, surreal world, leads us into Ernst's universe, where existing visual material is borrowed and transformed by the artist's juxtapositions into a novel, fantastic scenario, and includes original art prepared for this book." from the jacket flap.
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Original Language: German
Max Ernst's imagination, on the evidence of this exhaustive study, was more varied, more splendid, more daring and more prescient than even his admirers may realize. His surrealist collages, at once playful and menacing, humorous and disturbing, portray a universe where birds gobble fish, mannequins come to life and Eros denied may spring from the barrel of a gun. Ransacking picture postcards, newspapers, catalogues, botanical drawings, calligraphy models, engravings and scientific journals, Ernst brought hermetic images into fruitful association, rattling the gates to the unconscious mind. In his essay, a monumental feat of detective work, German art historian Spies uncovers source materials, discusses Ernst's collage techniques, reviews his collage-novels and tracks Dada antics from Cologne to Paris. Yet he does not explain the enigmatic power these images continue to exert. The superb illustrations include 50 embellished "alphabet initials" which Ernst, who died in 1976, made especially for the first German edition of this definitive work, now in its first American edition.
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