Magritte's Marvelous Hat by D.B. JohnsonMagritte's Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson

Magritte's Marvelous Hat

byD.B. JohnsonIllustratorD.B. Johnson

Hardcover | April 17, 2012

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"Everything we see hides another thing . . . we always want to see what is hidden by what we see."&nbsp -René&nbspMagritteD. B. Johnson writes and&nbspillustrates the surreal story of the famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat. While the art reflects some of Magritte's own work, the text sets readers on a fun and accessible path to learning about the simpler concepts behind Mr. Magritte's work.This delightful picture book captures the playfulness and the wonderment of surrealist art. Four transparent pages add yet another level of surrealism to the illustrations, as pictures can be altered with the turn of a page.
D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years, during which time he has drawn upon the influence and thoughts of philosophers and artists such as Henry David Thoreau, M. C. Escher, and René Magritte to create his own masterpieces. D. B. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire. Visit his website...
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Title:Magritte's Marvelous HatFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.39 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547558643

ISBN - 13:9780547558646

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A visual tour de force? Arty, amusing and exceedingly cleve." - Kirkus "Beckoning, buoyant? brilliant." - School Library Journal, starred review "Unexpected design elements, notably reversible images printed on transparent pages, surprise readers with clever illusions and artistic allusions? Rather than magnify surrealism's sinister edge, Johnson focuses on its energy and borrows that exuberance for his own see-through pages." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"