The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art

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Since its origins in the 1920s, Surrealism has incited provocative ideas among the 20th century's greatest artists. The Colour of My Dreams is a thematic history of the surrealist movement, addressing the work of its major artists—including Hans Bellmer, André Breton, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Man Ray, André Masson, Lee Miller, Joan Miró and Yves Tanguy—and its diverse mediums: painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, box construction, film and photography. This sumptuously illustrated book features a major essay by acclaimed surrealist art scholar and editor Dawn Ades, as well as contributions by other leading scholars in North America and Europe, including an examination of the complex relationship between the surrealists and the art of the Northwest Coast.

This publication is a beautiful, panoptic companion to the most comprehensive surrealist exhibition ever presented in Canada, which was organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Guest Curator Dawn Ades and presented from May 28 to October 2, 2011.


Edited by Dawn Ades
Essay by Dawn Ades, Colin Browne, Timothy Baum, Quentin Bajac, Whitney Chadwick, Robert Houle, Sharon-Michi Kusunoki, Yves Le Fur, David Lomas, Marie Mauzé, Andreas Neufert, Michael Richardson, Anthony Shelton, Anne Umland and Kurt Seligmann

336 pages
7 x 10.75 inches
257 colour illustrations
ISBN 9781895442878
Vancouver Art Gallery and Douglas & McIntyre