ADES, Dawn Notes on Two Women Surrealist Painter: Eileen Agar and Ithell Colquhoun The Oxford Art Journal April 1980 Very good discussion of two of Britain's best women Surrealists. AGAR, Eileen (in collaboration with Andrew Lambirth) A Look at My Life Methuen 1988 ISBN 0413 18180 4 Excellant and amusing biography of one of the artists selected for the 1936 Surrrealism Exhibition in London. Agar had affairs with several of the European 'Surrealists' including Picasso and Paul Eluard. BATTERSBY, Christine Gender and Genius - Towards a Feminist Aesthetics The Women's Press 1989 ISBN 07043 5039 4 Not strictly a Surrealist text, but very good on discussing how charcters such as Hannah Hoch (Dada) have been excluded from histories of achievement. A thought-provoking text. BIGSBY, CWE Dada and Surrealism - The Critical Idiom Series No 23 Methuen 1972 ISBN 416 08150 9 Bit dull. Mostly about the literary origins of D and S. BIRCH, BLOND and THEOPHILUS A Salute to British Surrealism 1930-1950 (exhibition catalogue) The Minories 1985 ISBN 0948252 006 Good, if disappointingly in B&W. Good essays on the links to Lewis Carroll etc. Amusing asides from Conroy Maddox and George Melly. BRETON, Andre Manifestoes of Surrealism University of Michigan Press - Ann Arbour 1969 (1972) 0472 06182 8 BRETON, Andre What is Surrealism? Selected Writings Pluto Press 1978 ISBN 0904383 28 8 Excellent, if expensive. A broad selection of Breton's best. BUCK, Louisa The Surrealist Spirit in England (exhibition catalogue) Whitford and Hughes 1988 W&H are one of the galleries who handle sales of Surrealism in UK. BUCK, Louisa Faceless Femme Fatales: Unearthing Surrealist Women Using Bodies as Source and Subject Women's Art Magazine Nov-Dec 1992 No 49 pp.16-17 Excellant article useful to all investigating women surrealist imagery. CARDINAL, Roger & SHORT, Robert Surrealism - Permanent Revelation Studio Vista / Dutton Paperback 1970 Fun and broad in coverage of Britain and Europe. CAWS, MA / KUENZLI, R / RAABERG, G (Eds) Surrealism and Women MIT Press 1990 (1991) ISBN 0 262 53098 8 CHADWICK, Whitney Myth in Surrealist Painting 1929-1939 UMI Research Press 1980 ISBN 18357 1057 2 Good on European Surrealists' use of mythological subject matters (and their own creations). CHADWICK, Whitney The Muse as Artist: Women in the Surrealist Movement Art in America July 1985 pp.120-129 VERY GOOD chapter from Chadwick's book (see later). She has problems describing the less glamourous charcters but otherwise is very good. CHADWICK, Whitney Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement Thames and Hudson 1985 (1991 paperback) ISBN 0500 27622 6 Flawed, but the 2nd best book in town on women surrealists (see CAWS et al for the best). Discusses the lives, loves and works of Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini, Frida Kahlo, Gala Dali / Eluard, Nusch Eluard, Valentine Hugo, Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning, Eileen Agar, Remedios Varo, and others. Read, digest and then criticise it. Full of pointless comments about the beauty of these women. CHADWICK, Whitney Carrington, Mexico and Surrealism Art Forum on Leonora Carrington Women's Art Magazine March April 1992 No 45 pp.26-29 Fairly useful for those who know little about how Carrington ended up in Mexico and how she used its inspiration. CHADWICK, Whitney Women, Art and Society Thames and Hudson 1990 (1991) ISBN 0 500 20241 9 General text with plenty on the Surrealists. Drawn mainly from the main text (see above). The book as a whole has reasonable information on women artists and their histories in general. DEEPWELL, Katy / SUGG, Deborah Emmy Bridgwater Women's Art Magazine Nov Dec 1990 No 37 pp.14-16 One of the rare published texts on Bridgwater. A good starting point. DEL RENZIO, Toni / SCOTT, Duncan Surrealism in England: 1936 and After Canterbury College of Art - The Herbert Read Gallery (exhibition catalogue) 1986 Good essays (including one by Michel Remy, the best scholar of Surrealism in Britain). Well illustrated.