超现实主义是法国诗人André Breton于1924年发起的一场文学和艺术运动，到他1966年去世时，这场运动已经成为20世纪最受欢迎的艺术运动之一。作为“怪诞”的近义词，超现实主义这个名字已经成为日常使用的一个词。本书对这场运动中的关键人物、他们的作品和如何找到他们作了容易理解的介绍，带领读者踏上了一段穿越超现实主义历史的旅程。Art Essentials系列的这本新书包含一份关键术语和年标的词汇表，为有兴趣了解这一最具影响力的艺术现象的人提供了不可或缺的资源。
Surrealism was launched as a literary and artistic movement by French poet André Breton in 1924, and by the time of his death in 1966 had become one of the most popular art movements of the 20th century. Its very name has entered everyday usage as a synonym for bizarre. Taking the reader on a narrative journey through the history of Surrealism, this book is a digestible introduction to the movement’s key figures, their works and where to find them. Complete with a glossary of key terms and chronology, this new addition to the Art Essentials series provides an indispensable resource for anyone interested in learning about this most influential of art phenomena.