In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal DOCUMENTS took the world by storm with his depiction of a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille—a poet, philosopher, writer, and self-styled "enemy within" surrealist—used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology. His radical ideas become startlingly vivid in this timeless read.
Paperback. 272 pages. 180 color illustrations. 20 black and white illustrations.