The Belgian Surrealist René 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. 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?
66 illustrations, including 54 plates in full color