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Bunuel en Toledo : arte publico, accion cultural y vanguardia, Hardback Book

Bunuel en Toledo : arte publico, accion cultural y vanguardia Hardback

Part of the Coleccion Tamesis: Serie A, Monografias series


In 1923, Luis Bunuel established the Order of Toledo, a parody order of knights whose members included Salvador Dali, Garcia 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 Bunuel 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 flanerie 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 Bunuel's subsequent work and his later ideological trajectory? Maria Soledad Fernandez Utrera is Associate Professor of Spanish at The University of British Columbia.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual film directors, film-makers
  • ISBN: 9781855663039



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