Surrealism, Art, and Modern Science: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Epistemology

Surrealism Art and Modern Science Relativity Quantum Mechanics Epistemology During the same period that Surrealism originated and flourished between the wars great advances were being made in the field of physics This book offers the first full history analysis and interpre

  • Title: Surrealism, Art, and Modern Science: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Epistemology
  • Author: Gavin Parkinson
  • ISBN: 9780300098877
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover
  • During the same period that Surrealism originated and flourished between the wars, great advances were being made in the field of physics This book offers the first full history, analysis and interpretation of Surrealism s engagement with the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, and its reception of the philosophical consequences of those two major turning points iDuring the same period that Surrealism originated and flourished between the wars, great advances were being made in the field of physics This book offers the first full history, analysis and interpretation of Surrealism s engagement with the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, and its reception of the philosophical consequences of those two major turning points in our understanding of the physical world.After surveying the revolution in physics in the early twentieth century and the discoveries of Planck, Bohr, Einstein, Schrodinger, and others, Gavin Parkinson explores the diverse uses of physics by individuals in and around the Surrealist group in Paris In so doing, he offers exciting new readings of the art and writings of such key figures of the Surrealist milieu as Andr Breton, Georges Bataille, Salvador Dal , Roger Caillois, Max Ernst, and Tristan Tzara.

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