Recalling the short-lived Bureau de Recherches Surréalistes of 1924−1925 − part information centre and ‘public relations’ office, and part surrealist archive − Mark Dion trawled through the Manchester Museum’s own collections and found the raw material for this book and a new installation for the museum.
The original publication designed by Axis has long been out of print but In February 2018 to coincide with a solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, Book Works reprinted it in a new revised print format.
Originally published as part of Book Works Opus Projects (Opus 4) by Book Works and The AHRB Research Centre for the Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies in association with Alchemy/The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester
The Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy (new edition, 2018)
128 pages; Soft cover; Design: Axis Graphic Design Ltd; 238 x 127.5mm; Edition of 1,000 copies; ISBN: 978 1 906012 91 5