Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design by Ghislaine Wood looks at how an art movement was able to influence design and the decorative arts. Works by Surrealists such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Joan Miró are presented in this study that echoes an exhibition that just closed at the Victoria & Albert Museum that covered works from the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery, ceramics, furniture, fashion, textiles, glass and film. The result is a glorious mix of media born of the important twentieth century movement. Hardcover, 368 pages. Victoria & Albert Museum, 2007. $47.25 at Amazon.