Bouvier, Raphael. MAX ERNST: Retrospective. 352 pages, including 200 color plates. 4to, cloth. Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 2013.
The breadth of Ernst's work is on display in this substantial catalogue for a retrospective currently at the Albertina in Vienna, moving to the Fondation Beyeler in May 2013. There is something for everyone in this book: if the acidity of the 1940s leaves you cold, the collages and dada works of the 1920s may delight you. And there are plenty of them. Paintings, drawings, and sculpture from every stage of his career are included in what must be a blockbuster of a show.
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