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Abstract Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, Cinema Issue (2016)

La Ciudad Frente al Río (The City in Front of the River) is an Argentinian, ten-minute long film directed by Italian Surrealist Enrico Gras in 1949. The film was part of the promotional material for Bajo Belgrano, a modern housing plan sponsored by the Buenos Aires City Hall under the auspice of populist president Juan Perón. As part of this promotion, German photographer Grete Stern designed a brochure with images from the film and text by the Study for the Plan of Buenos Aires (Estudio del Plan de Buenos Aires, hereafter EPBA). I compare the film and brochure to contemporaneous work by Stern: a series of photomontages illustrating a women’s advice column. The column mined its re... (more)
Created Date 2017-08-07
Contributor León, Ana María
Subject Art History / Modern Art / Modern Architecture Argentina / Photomontage / Surrealism / Latin American Art
Series Journal of Surrealism and the Americas Vol. 9 Issue 1 (2016)
Type Publication, Peer-reviewed
Language English
Identifier ISSN: 2326-0459
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Citation Journal of Surrealism and the Americas 9:1 (2016), 14-39
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