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Author/Artist Ernst, Max, 1891-1976.
Title La femme 100 têtes / Max Ernst ; avis au lecteur par André Breton.
Added title Femme cent têtes
Publisher/Date Paris : Editions du Carrefour, 1929.
Description 163 unnumbered leaves : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 MoMA Manhattan Special Collections  NC1135 .E7 1929    AVAILABLE
Note Leaves [3-6] printed on both sides.
Illustrations: 148 photomechanical prints (1 on front cover) : reproduction of collages, b&w ; full-page (147) and image 9 x 7 cm. (on cover). Each has legend by the artist.
MoMA: copy has, "no. 384".
Summary "Published in 1929, The 100 Headed Woman is the first of Max Ernst's three great novels-collages. To develop this "visible poem" German artist drew in both scientific journals and serial novels of the XIX th century. Desnos, who devoted an article to it, found there "a taste for murder and blood." Breton, who had prefaced it, saw in it the "book of images of that time in which it is becoming more and more apparent that every drawing-room has descended to the bottom of a lake."--Editions Prairial website (viewed on September 19, 2017)
Cited in Rainwater, R. Max Ernst, beyond surrealism, 21
Spies, W. Max Ernst, Werke 1925-1929, 1413-1563
Other subject Ernst, Max, 1891-1976.
Artists' books.
Other author Breton, André, 1896-1966.
WorldCat no. 27444349

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