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Art History: Surrealism

This guide will help you with research related to art history. For thesis information, see the "Thesis Help" section of this guide.

Articles & Databases

Pratt subscribes to many great online resources which can help you take your research on Surrealism beyond the physical book. Some databases you may want to explore include:

Helpful Web Resources

If the Pratt Libraries' holdings aren't enough for you, here are some of the best Surrealism-related websites and resources:

Further Research Assistance

These Pratt LibGuides created by Pratt librarians offer more detailed information on various aspects of the research process:

Surrealism: A Reference Guide

A bibliographic essay which includes an extensive bibliography of Pratt's books on Surrealism and selected journal articles and encyclopedia entries found through the library catalog.

Surrealism at Pratt Institute Libraries

"Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well."

-André Breton

Welcome to the Special Topics in Art History Guide to Surrealism. If you want to write well, as Mr. Breton suggests, the best foundation is solid research into whatever it is you are writing about! This guide will help you navigate through and locate books and other resources on Surrealism available through Pratt Institute Libraries.

What is Surrealism?

Who Were the Surrealists?

The Surrealist movement began in France, but it soon spread all over the world to become a truly international movement. Below lists a few of its most popular and influential figures.

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Women & Surrealism

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Essential Surrealist Texts

These influential documents helped lay the foundation for Surrealism as a historical moment in Modern Art.

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Credits

This guide created by:

James Bradley, MILS Candidate, Pratt Institute

Last Update: 03/2015 CMC