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Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938

edited by Anne Umland ; with essays by Stephanie D'Alessandro ... [et al.]
Format
Book
Published
New York : Museum of Modern Art, c2013.
Language
English
Variant Title
Mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938
ISBN
9780870708657, 0870708651, 9780870708985, 0870708988
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Lenders to the exhibition
  • Introduction : Magritte's essential surrealist years 1926-1938 / Anne Umland, Stephanie D'Alessandro, and Josef Helfenstein
  • "This is how marvels begin" : Brussels 1926-1927 / Anne Umland
  • Plates 1-32
  • "A lightning flash is smoldering beneath the bowler hats" : Paris 1927-1930 / Josef Helfenstein with Clare Elliott
  • Plates 33-91
  • "Once the image is isolated, what happens to the mind?" : Brussels 1930-1936 / Michel Draguet and Claude Goormans
  • Plates 92-115
  • "Mirrors that become paintings" : Magritte's commissions for Edward James : London 1937-1938 / Stephanie D'Alessandro
  • Plates 116-132
  • Chronology 1926-1938 / Compiled by Danielle M. Johnson
  • Catalogue of the exhibition
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index of plates and figures
  • Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art.
Description
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Notes
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014, the Menil Collection, Houston, Feb. 14-June 1, 2014, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29-Oct. 12, 2014.
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 252) and index.
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