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Experiments in photography: The artist who brought Surrealism to a new medium

Man Ray (1890-1976) is indisputably one of the most original artists of the 20th century. His revolutionary nude studies, fashion work, and portraits opened a new chapter in the history of photography. Born under the name of Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, he began his artistic career in New York. In 1921 he moved to Paris, where he was enthusiastically welcomed into Dadaist and Surrealist circles....

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Overview

Experiments in photography: The artist who brought Surrealism to a new medium

Man Ray (1890-1976) is indisputably one of the most original artists of the 20th century. His revolutionary nude studies, fashion work, and portraits opened a new chapter in the history of photography. Born under the name of Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, he began his artistic career in New York. In 1921 he moved to Paris, where he was enthusiastically welcomed into Dadaist and Surrealist circles. Man Ray experimented tirelessly with new photographic techniques, multiple exposure, rayography, and solarization being some of his most famous. Erotic, playful, and sometimes sinister, his compositions show unusual bodies and objects: strange, striking images that transform our perceptions of reality. This collection of famous, lesser known, and unknown works fully illustrates Man Ray’s singular visionary power.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836539272
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Manfred Heiting is an internationally acknowledged expert on and collector of photographs and books, who divides his time between Amsterdam and Malibu. He is a founder-member of the J. Paul Getty Museum Council and a member of the supervisory board of the Herb Ritts Foundation, both located in Los Angeles. He is editor of Deutschland im Fotobuch (2011) and co-editor of Autopsie: Deutschsprachige Fotobücher 1918-1945 (2012).

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  • Posted May 4, 2009

    Interesting

    I thought the layout with French/English a bit distracting, but never the less it is very interesting. A good tome of an iconic early photographer that blended cubist and modern art into his beautiful photography. He took photography to a level of art that had not been done up to this point.

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