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Eileen Agar : dreaming oneself awake, Michel Remy

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Eileen Agar : dreaming oneself awake
Title
Eileen Agar
Title remainder
dreaming oneself awake
Statement of responsibility
Michel Remy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in Buenos Aires in 1899 but largely working and living in Britain and Europe, Eileen Agar was an artist who throughout her long career synthesized elements of the two main artistic movements of the twentieth-century: cubism and surrealism. In this first full account of Agar's complete works which include paintings, collages, photographs, and objects Michel Remy offers a rich exploration of an important artist who was deeply entrenched in some of the most innovative scenes of the twentieth-century art world. Drawing on archival research as well as personal conversations with Agar, Remy examines her life and work throughout her 80-year-career, including her passage through cubism and abstraction and into surrealism and her sustained participation in surrealist activities in England and abroad. He illustrates each of her periods with striking images of works and rare photographs of her life, revealing the powerful myth-making drive that compelled her. He also explores the tenderness, humor, poetry, love of nature and the world, subversion of the laws of reality, and celebration of femininity that were her essential qualities and subjects. The result is a fresh and cogent account of a fascinating artist whose quality of work, independence of mind, and freedom of imagination demonstrate the powerful role that women artists played in the story of surrealism."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Remy, Michel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6797.A36
LC item number
R46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1899-1991
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Agar, Eileen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agar, Eileen
  • Agar, Eileen
  • Agar, Eileen
  • Surrealism
  • Surrealism
Label
Eileen Agar : dreaming oneself awake, Michel Remy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Leaving the terrain of representation, 1899-1931 -- Approaching the shores of objective chance, 1931-6 -- Facing the crisis of the object, 1936-45 -- Welcoming the eternal return of magic, 1940-53 -- Dreaming oneself awake, 1953-91
Control code
952368019
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781780237275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)952368019
Label
Eileen Agar : dreaming oneself awake, Michel Remy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Leaving the terrain of representation, 1899-1931 -- Approaching the shores of objective chance, 1931-6 -- Facing the crisis of the object, 1936-45 -- Welcoming the eternal return of magic, 1940-53 -- Dreaming oneself awake, 1953-91
Control code
952368019
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781780237275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)952368019

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