Buñuel en Toledo

June 2016
2 black and white illustrations
176 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855663039
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Tamesis Books
BISAC LIT004280, PER004030

Buñuel en Toledo

arte público, acción cultural y vanguardia

María Soledad Fernández Utrera

A close analysis of Buñuel's and the Order of Toledo's making of iconoclastic public art.
In 1923, Luis Buñuel established the Order of Toledo, a parody order of knights whose members included Salvador Dalí, García Lorca, and Rafael Alberti. Together, they often visited the ancient Spanish capital to stroll through its labyrinthine streets. But these excursions on the part of Buñuel and the Brotherhood were more than simple episodes of cultural sightseeing; they were happenings, public interventions in space.
This book explores the anti-artistic aspect of these activities and urban perambulations. Are these practices similar to the flânerie of the Dadaists and French Surrealists? Taking into account their liberal, Spanish context, what was new about them, and what did they mean? Does their aesthetic experimentation make for ideological radicalism? And what impact do these first steps have on Buñuel's subsequent work and his later ideological trajectory?

María Soledad Fernández Utrera is Associate Professor of Spanish at The University of British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Indice de figuras
El artista en marcha
Narrar Toledo
La magia de la ciudad laberinto
Política del caminar
Nostalgia de Toledo
Bibliografía citada

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