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Magritte
Rene Magritte
1891024663
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A picture of a pipe is not really a pipe, and a daylight-filled sky can shine over a streetlamp-lit townhouse, and a painting of a window inside a painting of a sitting room can be the window in that sitting room, and a room-sized rock can gaze out of that room at the sea, and, of course, a man is a suit can have a green apple for a face. At least, that is, in the world of Magritte. And who wouldn't want to believe in that world, or at least take pleasure in the ability to recognize parts of it in our own? One of the most charming and beloved of the surrealists, René Magritte took a light, witty paintbrush and created a world both familiar and not--but always recognizable in our dreams. His plays on semiotics, identity, the idea of woman, the possibilities inherent in objects, and the idea that everything was not...


Rene Magritte (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Art)
Mike Venezia
0516278142
March 2003
Paperback
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Magritte
Suzi Gablik
0500201994
May 1985
Paperback
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Magritte
Siegfried Gohr
0810967006
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
This installation of the Modern Master series surveys the work of Rene Magritte, one of the most enigmatic artists of the 20th century and an important figure in the surrealist movement. He combined the commonplace with the fantastic to become the master of "magic realism." Cloud-filled skies, bowler-hatted men, and oversized household objects are in abundance in the more than 60 full-color reproductions included in this volume. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
The enigmatic images of the great Surrealist Ren Magritte (1898-1967) are so powerful that they seem to define a completely new reality, where everyday objects and familiar situations are transformed in unexpected ways. Magritte's visual ideas are astounding...


Magritte
Jacques Meuris
9707182040
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Though full of subconscious upwellings and startling conjunctions of seemingly unrelated objects, Rene Magritte's paintings are not dreamscapes, according to French art critic Meuris. With every painting, the Belgian surrealist, whose work is "governed by 'thought,' " challenges his viewer's intellect and assumptions about reality. Observes Meuris in Magrittian fashion: "Magritte is not a painter, while yet being a great painter." While the paradox of the paintings of burning tubas remains largely unsolved, other images are successfully unraveled and the heavy French intellectual baggage one might expect is avoided. Meuris also looks at Magritte's little-known photographs, short films, sculptures and surreal objects in this illuminating, delightfully illustrated volume that reaffirms the artist's stature as it...


This Is Not a Pipe
Michel Foucault
0520049160
Aug 1983
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Rene Magritte: Magritte and Photography
Rene Magritte
9055445622
September 2005
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Book Description
The sublime visions of Surrealist master René Magritte often began in a viewfinder. In this major study, the first of its kind, noted photography critic, author, and Magritte scholar Patrick Roegiers draws eye-opening connections between the artist's enduring paintings and his use of the emerging medium of photography, which he used as a hobby, as well as a serious component of his painting, and as an art in itself. Examining more than 200 previously unpublished photographs from Magritte's personal collection, Roegiers finds both important source material and illuminating biographical revelations. We see here pictures of friends--including the Belgian Surrealists Scutenaire, Nougé, and Mesens--and acquaintances, whom Magritte sometimes shot in stage-managed tableaux. We glimpse his family and especially his...


Rene Magritte
M. Venezia
0613595440
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Magritte
Manufactured by Taschen America
3822863181
May 2000
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Rene Magritte: Now You See It - Now You Don't
Angela Wenzel
379131873X
March 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
The books in Prestel's Adventures in Art series do a wonderful job of balancing respect for art with an understanding of what holds a young child's interest. Now You See It--Now You Don't is filled with excellent reproductions of the paintings of René Magritte, carefully printed in color, with a lot of white space around each one. Designed with confidence in a child's ability to find the paintings fascinating, the layout is calm, and the text is full of fun. "What a horrible meal!" reads the caption over the famous image of the plate of ham with a human eye staring out from the middle of the meat. Throughout the book such comments are written in the same proper, school-board script Magritte himself used to caption such pictures as "This is not a pipe" (which depicts--of course--a pipe). Of a...


Rene Magritte
Todd Alden
0810958031
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book reveals the many tantalizing guises of Magritte as painter, writer, Surrealist, thinker, chess player, graphic designer, advertising man, magazine editor, anti-Fascist, moviegoer, pulp mystery fan, and classical music lover. Finally you'll understand (and laugh at) the meaning of that train zooming out of the fireplace and the giant green apple that fills an entire room. Rich with background information about Dada and Surrealism; plentiful anecdotes and pertinent and poignant quotes A magnificent tour through Matisse's intensely rich world of color and line Smart, high-energy digest of Matisse's life and art Matisse's place within the Modernist movement brilliantly analyzed Rich with background information, anecdotes, and pertinent and poignant quotes.


Magritte
A. M. Hammacher
0810981378
Feb 1995
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Rene Magritte
David Sylvester
0856674265
May 1994
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Portable Magritte
Rene Magritte
0789306654
December 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"By the standards of Surrealist bohemia and Surrealist chic, [Magritte] might as well have been a grocer," writes Time art critic Robert Hughes in his brief introduction to The Portable Magritte, a glossy, compact collection of 400 works spanning the career of the phlegmatic Belgian painter. Familiar images like the clouded iris of The False Mirror, the seamlessly conjoined canvases and landscapes of The Human Condition and all the men in bowler hats are supplemented by lesser known experiments in cubism, impressionism and expressionism. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
The Portable Magritte represents a new approach to the enjoyment and study of art in book form. With more than 400 color reproductions and a compact handheld size,...


Imagine That!: Activities and Adventures in Surrealism
Joyce Raimondo
0823025020
June 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-5–Raimondo encourages children to look closely at, ask questions about, and thoroughly explore famous works of art. Six surrealists are each represented by one masterpiece (e.g., Salvador Dalí by The Persistence of Memory, Max Ernst by The Couple,and Frida Kahlo by Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States). Each reproduction is accompanied by a short introduction and questions that require readers to take the time to examine, ponder, and imagine; two or more related hands-on art activities are also presented. In this way, youngsters have the opportunity to interpret a famous work of art in their own manner. One of the strengths of this book is the inclusion of artwork produced by children. Brief biographies of the subjects are appended. Although this offering...

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