Exquisite dreams : the art and life of Dorothea Tanning / Amy Lyford.

Author
Lyford, Amy, 1963- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London : Reaktion Books, 2023.
  • ©2023.
Description
264 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 26 cm.

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Artist
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Exquisite Dreams is the first full account of Dorothea Tanning's art and life. Rather than only focusing on her well-known surrealist paintings, this book gives equal weight to Tanning's lesser-known but equally powerful sculptures, abstract paintings and films. Setting Tanning's writings, biography and art into the contexts of advertising, fashion, popular culture and art in New York and Paris, Lyford brings Tanning's ideas and feelings to life. Using new archival sources and analyses of Tanning's work in a variety of media, Lyford broadens our understanding of the artist. This amply illustrated book is an important contribution to the history of women artists, gender and sexuality studies, as well as the history of Surrealism. It will appeal to art historians and art lovers alike.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other title(s)
Art and life of Dorothea Tanning
ISBN
  • 9781789147971
  • 1789147972
OCLC
1418869908
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