BOATLOAD OF MADMEN: Surrealism and the American Avant-Garde, 1920-1950
By Dickran Tashjian
The author presents a rich account of how Surrealism, initially a rarefied metaphysical European art movement, became an archetype of 20th century American aesthetics. Revealing a wide curiosity, Tashjian goes beyond art history, freely zigging and zagging between high and low culture in this lively probe of issues of anxiety and influence. Kirkus Reviews.
Thames and Hudson (1995)