Book Discussion: The Lives of the Surrealists
314 S. PARK St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 349-7775
Phone: (269) 349-7775
The Lives of the Surrealists by Desmond Morris, with discussion leader Karla Niehus.
Surrealism did not begin as an art movement but as a philosophical strategy, a way of life, and a rebellion against the establishment that gave rise to the First World War. Focusing on the thirty-five artists most closely associated with the surrealist movement, Morris lends context to their life histories with narratives of their idiosyncrasies and their often complex love lives, alongside photos of the artists and their work.