"At first mathematician, Max Bucaille (1906-1992) joined the surrealist group in 1947. Collagist and poet often overshadowed by Max Ernst, he built a major body of work. In The Dream Scanner, one of his better knowns books published in 1950, the poet Jean Laude, writer of the preface, presents the work of the artist: "Max Bucaille, since it's him we speak about, takes a pair of scissors and glue. He takes old illustrated books and, for our pleasure, daydreams. [...] Who will watch, who will dreams of these images, will maybe better supported in the real world those objects that are composed here."