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Magritte and Photography

Roegier Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0853319332 / ISBN 13: 9780853319337
Published by Lund Humphries, Aldershot UK, 2005
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Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Text unmarked. Protected in Brodart cover. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Boards and jacket lightly bumped at corners and spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0853319332. ISBN/EAN: 9780853319337. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 145410. Bookseller Inventory # 145410

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Title: Magritte and Photography

Publisher: Lund Humphries, Aldershot UK

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Rene Magritte, the great Surrealist painter, begin experimenting with photography at an early age. While still a young student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, he posed in a three piece suit, standing before his easel with brush and palette in hand - already projecting the carefully constructed image of the artist he wanted to become. His finely calibrated, bourgeois persona eventually entered into his own paintings, becoming a uniform image of the dark, dark-suited man with umbrella and hat. But it was in photographs that Magritte first incarnated the figure of himself as a great painter, instantly recognizable and before long, universally celebrated.
Magritte and Photography is an illuminating and enjoyable study of the ways in which the photographic medium played a constant role in Magritte's social and artistic life. Beginning with turn-of-the-century pictures of his parents and siblings, running through surrealist scenarios involving friends Louis Scutenaire and Paul Nouge, and ending with haunting portraits taken by Duane Michals, this volume explores both Magritte's life and his construction of it - though the camera lens.

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Patrick Roegiers was the photography critic for the Paris newspaper Le Monde from 1985 to 1992, and is the author of nearly two dozen works on photography, including volumes on Lewis Carroll, Diane Arbus, Bill Brandt and Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Mark Polizzotti is publications director at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the author of Revolution of the Mind: The Life of AndreBreton. His previous translations include numerous works of fiction, poetry, philosophy and art history.

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