1st Edition

Photography and Surrealism
Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent

ISBN 9781860643798
Published December 23, 2003 by Routledge
282 Pages

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Book Description

David Bate examines automatism and the photographic image, the Surrealist passion for insanity, ambivalent use of Orientalism, use of Sadean philosophy and the effect of fascism of the Surrealists. The book is illustrated wtih a wide range of surrealist photographs.

Table of Contents

What is a Surrealist photograph?; the automatic image; sadness and sanity; the oriental signifier; the Sadean eye; black object, white subject; the truth of the colonies; fascism and exile.

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David Bate is Course Leader in MA Photographic Studies & Senior Lecturer in Photography Theory, University of Westminster, London.