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The star alphabet by E.L.T. Mesens : Dada & surrealism in Brussels, Paris & London / [editors, Mieke Mels, Phillip Van den Bossche ; authors, Nele Bernheim and others ; translation, Duncan Brown, Dirk Verbiest].

Author/creator Mesens, E. L. T. (Edouard Léon Théodore), 1903-1971
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoOstend : Mu.ZEE ; Ghent : AsaMer, x2013.
Description287 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, music, portraits ; 28 cm
Other author/creatorMels, Mieke.
Other author/creatorBossche, Phillip van den.
Other author/creatorBernheim, Nele.
Other author/creatorBrown, Duncan translator.
Other author/creatorVerbiest, Dirk, translator.
Other author/creatorKunstmuseum aan Zee.
Summary Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens (1903-1971) was a main figure in twentieth-century European art. He was known as the "talisman of surrealism". Like a collage, his artistic vocation comprised various fragments: he was a composer, poet, publisher, photographer, exhibition maker and above all a passionate promoter of art. In the early 1920s E.L.T. Mesens played an active role in the European art scene, becoming friends with Tristan Tzara, Theo van Doesburg, Erik Satie and other artists. He appointed himself one of the driving forces of the surrealist movement. It was Mesens to whom René Magritte owed his international reputation and it was Mesens who introduced surrealism to the U.K. He surrounded himself with artists, including Roland Penrose, Lee Miller, Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters, André Breton, Yves Tanguy and Man Ray. His life was entirely devoted to imagination and poetry. Discover l'amour fou in 'The Star Alphabet by E.L.T. Mesens.' Exhibition: MuZEE, Oostende, Belgium (06.07.-17.11.2013).
General noteTranslated from the French and Dutch.
General noteCatalog of an exhibition held at Mu.ZEE, Kunstmuseum aan zee, July 6-November 17, 2013.
General noteTitle from cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.

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