This is the first book to survey the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917). nineteen-year-old debutante, she escaped the stultifying demands of her wealthy English family by running away to Paris with her lover Max Ernst. She was immediately championed by Andre Breton, who responded enthusiastically to her fantastical, dark and satirical writing style and her interest in fairy tales and the occult. Her stories were included in Surrealist publications, and her paintings in the Surrealists' exhibitions. ended up in the 1940s as part of the circle of Surrealist European emigres living in Mexico City. Close friends with Luis Bunuel, Benjamin Peret, Octavio Paz and a host of both expatriate Surrealists and Mexican modernists, Carrington was at the centre of Mexican cultural life, while still maintaining her European connections. overview of this intriguing artist's rich body of work. The author considers Carrington's preoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production.
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Susan Aberth received her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; her dissertation was on the art of Leonora Carrington. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at Bard College, New York, where she specializes in Latin American Art.Review:
'full of stunning colour reproductions of Carrington's visionary art, whose hybrid forms borrow from nature, culture and religion in order to take themselves beyond all three. A beautiful book.' --Ali Smith, The Sunday Telegraph
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Descripción Lund Humphries Publishers, 2004. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP76431078
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Descripción Lund Humphries Publishers, England, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Near Fine, the first book in English to cover the work of Leonora Carrington who, at an early age, ran away to Paris with Max Ernst and eventually wound up in the 1940's as part of the circle of Surrealist emigres living in Mexico City, filled with b/w and color illustrations which include several of Carrington, includes an extensive bibliography and a brief piece by Carrington titled Jezzmathatics or introduction to the Wonderful Process of Painting, DJ features full page color illustration and looks great behind Mylar backed with archival paper, closer examination reveals a tiny chip at lower front corner and general edgewear, light soiling to back, white parts of DJ exhibit some age darkening, black cloth boards in excellent condition as is the interior, edges of board exhibit a thin band of fading outside of DJ, binding tight, 160 pages with index, 10 X 11.75 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. Nº de ref. de la librería 007158
Descripción Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 2004. Estado de conservación: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. , 1250grams, ISBN:0853319081. Nº de ref. de la librería 7103456
Descripción Lund Humphries Publishers 2004-12-30, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 0853319081. Nº de ref. de la librería 560854