Surrealism, one of the influential movements of the 20th century, had a profound impact on all forms of culture. Containing over 350 illustrations, this book examines its impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world.
Ghislaine Wood is curator of Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design. She curated the V&A's blockbuster exhibition, Art Deco 1910-1939 , and co-edited the accompanying book (V&A 2003). She was assistant curator of the V&A exhibition Art Nouveau 1890-1914 (V&A 2000). Her publications include Essential Art Deco (V&A 2003) and Art Nouveau and the Erotic (V&A 2000). She is a member of the V&A's Research Department.