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The essential René Magritte

Author: Todd Alden; René Magritte
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1999.
Series: Essential series (Wonderland Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte is a master of optical illusion. His influence on pop culture is felt everywhere -- from advertising and corporate logos, to consumer products and design. Magritte's paintings are witty and easy to enter, but their eerie calm can be unnerving and leave us with a feeling of Let's get out of here! We end up wondering if what we're looking at is what we're supposed to be seeing."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alden, Todd.
Essential René Magritte.
New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1999
(OCoLC)607393799
Named Person: René Magritte; René Magritte; René Magritte; René Magritte
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Alden; René Magritte
ISBN: 0810958031 9780810958036 0836219368 9780836219364
OCLC Number: 43744270
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 16 cm.
Contents: Who is/was/is Magritte? 5 --
Quiet little boy? 13 --
Momma exits 15 --
Dada enters 24 --
Bowler hats, Sir! 31 --
Jockeying for position 34 --
Everything clicks: 1926 36 --
Not-so-gay Paris! 37 --
Poetic effect: in the mirror, darkly 41 --
Hooded figures play with fear 50 --
Magritte from A to Z 52 --
Words and pictures 60 --
This is not a pipe (is it)? 62 --
Surrealist hanky-panky 69 --
Time for a commercial break 72 --
Bottles, sunshine, and cows 82 --
Paintings wrapped in paintings 94 --
The godfather of Pop? 102.
Series Title: Essential series (Wonderland Press)
Other Titles: René Magritte
Responsibility: by Todd Alden.

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"The Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte is a master of optical illusion. His influence on pop culture is felt everywhere -- from advertising and corporate logos, to consumer products and design. Magritte's paintings are witty and easy to enter, but their eerie calm can be unnerving and leave us with a feeling of Let's get out of here! We end up wondering if what we're looking at is what we're supposed to be seeing." "Here's the story behind Magritte's: Shrouded lovers kissing. Trains roaring out of fireplaces. Bowler-hatted men floating through the air. Giant apples that fill entire rooms. Pipes that aren't pipes ... or are they? Book jacket."--Jacket.

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