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A surrealist stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning's Chasm / Catriona McAra.

Author:
McAra, Catriona [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xii, 128 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series:
Studies in surrealism
Summary note:
In 'A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning's Chasm', Catriona McAra offers the first critical study of the literary work of the celebrated American surrealist painter and soft sculptor. McAra fills a major gap in the scholarship, repositioning Tanning's writing at the centre of her entire creative oeuvre and focusing on the little-known manuscript, Abyss, a gothic-flavoured, desert adventure which Tanning (1910-2012) worked on intermittently throughout her creative life, finally publishing it in 2004 as 'Chasm: A Weekend'. McAra undertakes a major reassessment of the visual and literary principles upon which the surrealist movement was initially founded. Combining a ground-breaking methodological approach with reference to cultural theory and feminist aesthetics, and with access to Tanning's unpublished journals and notes, McAra reveals Tanning as a key player in contemporary art practice as well as in the historical surrealist milieu.
Notes:
"An Ashgate Book."
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Unpacking Tanning's library -- The alternative reality of Sedona -- Surrealism in the attic -- The fur of the fairy tale -- Quoting "Tanning": surrealist heirlooms in contemporary practice.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781472463449 ((alk. paper))
  • 1472463447 ((alk. paper))
  • ((ebk.))
LCCN:
2016026056
OCLC:
951645347
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