Selected Writing

Author: Rene Magritte
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  • : $39.99(AUD)
  • : 9781846883774
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Books Ltd
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  • : June 2016
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2016
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  • : Rene Magritte
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Description

Available for the first time in an English translation, this selection gives non-Francophone readers the chance to encounter the many incarnations of renowned Belgian painter Rene Magritte - the artist, the man, the aspiring noirist, the fire-breathing theorist - in his own words. Through whimsical personal letters, biting apologia, appreciations of fellow artists, pugnacious interviews, farcical film scripts, prose poems, manifestos and much more, a new Magritte emerges: part Surrealist, part literalist, part celebrity, part rascal.While this book is bound to appeal to admirers of Magritte's art and those who are curious about his personal life, there is also much to delight all readers interested in the history and theory of art, philosophy and politics, as well as lovers of creativity and the inner workings of a probing, inquisitive mind unrestricted by genre, medium or fashion.

Author description

Rene Magritte (1898-1967) was an internationally renowned Belgian Surrealist painter who also wrote prolifically on art and other subjects.