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Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism

Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism is an exclusive digital resource presenting the first comprehensive and systematic overview of one of the most influential and enduring 20th-century art movements, from its beginnings to the present day.

Available via perpetual access or subscription to institutions worldwide.

Featuring a 3-volume major reference work, interactive timeline and rare archive images, portraits and artworks, this resource will be invaluable for academics and students in Art History/Theory, French Studies, Film Studies, Literary Studies, Photography and Visual Culture as well as Design/Fashion, Cultural History and Social/Cultural/Political Theory.

Content Highlights

  • 200 Survey Articles covering national surrealist movements; related artistic and intellectual movements; key journals, patrons and collections; detailed overviews of surrealism’s influence across the visual, applied and performing arts; and analyses of the key concepts which underpin surrealist theory and practice.
  • 500 A-Z articles covering the major and minor theorists, critics, novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, painters, collagists, object-makers, sculptors, and filmmakers.
  • 500 rare and archive documentary images, portraits, and artworks.
  • An interactive timeline from 1917 to the present day allows users to explore Surrealism by country, theme, period, media, and individual surrealists.

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How to Use

Benefits for subscribing institutions

Access by IP address, proxy server, Shibboleth, WAYFless URL and other standard authentication methods

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Convenient online account management service
  • New and updated content added twice a year
  • Support for outbound OpenURL linking from citations
  • Article-level and book-level DOIs
  • COUNTER usage statistics
  • SUSHI service available for automatic harvesting of COUNTER usage statistics
  • MARC records at volume level for all book titles
  • Institutional logo displayed on the interface
  • Conforms to accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • A toolkit of promotional materials is available to help raise awareness and support usage

Find out more about How to Purchase, including pricing and access options, and how to register for a free 30-day institutional trial.

Benefits for students, researchers and teachers

  • Combines a wide range of cross-searchable and richly-illustrated material to present the first extensive overview of surrealism from a global perspective
  • Supports studies across a range of disciplines within one platform, including Art History or Theory, French Studies, Film Studies as well as Literary Studies, Photography, Visual Culture, and more
  • Addresses the popular topic of Contemporary Surrealism with an extended and highly illustrated article
  • Browse by themeforms or artistic movements and styles with the additional option to explore by periodplace or person; allowing users to navigate seamlessly to relevant content for their desired learning outcomes
  • Facilitates further in-depth research with Related Links flagging significant Surrealism resources worldwide
  • Curates themed entry routes into material across the platform with regular Featured Content updates including Featured Images and Featured Bibliographic Guides appearing on the homepage
  • Access the platform while on the go via desktop, tablet and mobile, using the intuitive, user-friendly interface
  • Cite, share and print content from across the resource – ideal for research and group work
  • Save books, chapters or other items to view later; organize saved items into folders; email and export citations; save searches and set up search alerts using the Personal Account feature

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