Martica Sawin

  • Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School

    Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School

    Martica Sawin

    A rich year-by-year narrative documenting the cultural transfer that took place when the greater part of the prewar Surrealist group was transplanted to the Western Hemisphere.

    In this fascinating, detailed account of what was happening within Surrealism during the crucial years 1938–1947, Martica Sawin documents the cultural transfer that took place when the greater part of the prewar Surrealist group was transplanted to the Western Hemisphere. Sawin's year-by-year narrative pieces together when and how the refugees arrived and their various points of contact with the future abstract expressionists. It documents conclusively the roots of the New York School - a hybrid of startling vigor that brought world attention to the new American art for the first time - the evolution of the artworks involved, and the last brilliant flowering of Surrealist art. Interwoven with the text are 250 photographs of people, places, and artworks.

    • Hardcover $70.00
    • Paperback $35.00 £24.95