Magritte (World of Art)

Magritte (World of Art)

by Suzi Gablik
     
 

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Through shock and paradox, Rene Magritte sets out to reveal the mysterious nature of thought. His paintings, with their unexpected juxtaposition of objects, are a deliberate defiance of common sense. In this classic study, Suzi Gablik explains how Magritte was never involved in the experimental techniques and stylistic innovations of the other Surrealists, and how,

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Through shock and paradox, Rene Magritte sets out to reveal the mysterious nature of thought. His paintings, with their unexpected juxtaposition of objects, are a deliberate defiance of common sense. In this classic study, Suzi Gablik explains how Magritte was never involved in the experimental techniques and stylistic innovations of the other Surrealists, and how, as a result, his work has proved to hold more options for the future. 228 illus., 19 in color.

"An important book for anyone interested in Magritte or in the wider issues involved in twentieth-century painting...highly intelligent, carefully researched, through-provoking...will surely be a standard work." --The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500201992
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
05/28/1985
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
811,724
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.67(d)

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