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Man Ray
Man Ray
by Guido Comis, Marco Franciolli
Hardcover from Skira
Published: 2011-09-20
ISBN: 8857209741
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An exciting monograph dedicated to an extraordinary figure and one of last century's most famous and influential artists. Man Ray (1890-1976) was a photographer, painter, and creator of objects, experimental films, and images which were at times enigmatic. This catalog, which presents more than 200 works and compares and contrasts images with biographical details, is divided into three main sections: Man Ray's formative years spent between New York and an artists' colony in Ridgefield, New Jersey; the Paris period; and the period spent between Hollywood and Paris, France-the city he ultimately chose to adopt as his home.
The publication describes the creation of some of his most famous pieces and the motifs-very often of females-that inspired the works. Man Ray's life was marked by a succession of love affairs with famous and intriguing women, and this catalog dedicates several sections to this topic.
The book also deals with the themes permeating Man Ray's work throughout the years, such as his passion for chess, the relationship between reality and illusion, and experimental photography and film. Comparisons are also made with the works of some of the most important artists of the twentieth century, such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Francis Picabia.
 
Photographs by Man Ray: 105 Works, 1920-1934
Photographs by Man Ray: 105 Works, 1920-1934
by Man Ray
Paperback from Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486238423
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursRich selection of various techniques include over and under exposure, shooting through fabric, superimposing images, and zeroing in on tiny details. Photographs are divided into general subjects, female figures (mainly nudes); women's faces (including Gertrude Stein); celebrity portraits (Dali, Derain, Matisse, Picasso, and others); and rayographs, cameraless compositions created by resting objects on unexposed film.
 
Man Ray Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism
Man Ray / Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism
by Phillip Prodger
Hardcover from Merrell Publishers
ISBN: 1858945577
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursBringing together unique and rarely seen photographs, paintings, sculpture and drawings, this exquisite book tells the story of the tumultuous relationship between the artists Man Ray (1890 1976) and Lee Miller (1907 1977). From 1929 to 1932, the two lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Historically, Miller has been described as Man Ray's muse, but Partners in Surrealism reveals how their brief, mercurial love affair was a key source of mutual and sustained inspiration, resulting in some of the most powerful work of each artist's career. Featuring a candid and poignant contribution from Antony Penrose, the son of Miller and the English painter Roland Penrose, on the relationship between Man Ray and his parents in later years, this is an extraordinary exploration of the love, lust and desire that drove the art of the Surrealists.
 
Man Ray (Taschen Icons)
Man Ray (Taschen Icons)
by TASCHEN
Hardcover from Taschen
ISBN: 3836507986

This is a comprehensive overview of the life and work of the groundbreaking artist Man Ray (1890-1976) who broke down the boundaries between photography and graphic design with his innovative techniques.Man Ray 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.More bang for your buck! '...a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand' - "The New York Times Book Review".

 
Man Ray in Paris
Man Ray in Paris
by Erin C. Garcia
Hardcover from J. Paul Getty Museum
ISBN: 1606060600
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursParis after World War I was teeming with Americans. Bon vivants seeking escape from prohibition mingled with artists and intellectuals, all pursuing their dreams in the City of Light. The American Modernist Man Ray (1890-1976) spent the 1920s and 1930s in Paris, where experimental expression was flourishing. While he considered himself to be primarily a painter and also worked in film, sculpture, and collage, his best-known and most innovative medium was photography.

Man Ray arrived in Paris in 1921 full of creative energy. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp's "readymades"--mundane objects that became works of art in the gallery context--Man Ray spontaneously created an assemblage during a party by combining carpet tacks and an iron, which he then photographed. Soon afterward, he began to experiment with cameraless photography and devised his Rayographs--abstract images produced by placing objects directly on photographic paper and exposing it to light.

He eventually became an influential figure in the city's avant-garde circles and began to make striking portraits of many of its luminaries, including Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Jean Cocteau, Joan Miró, and Gertrude Stein. His work inspired other photographers and encouraged painters, including the Surrealists René Magritte and Salvador Dalí, to experiment with the medium.

Through its fascinating text and numerous photographs, this volume vividly demonstrates why Man Ray is still considered to be one of the most inventive and exciting artists of the twentieth century.

 
Man Ray: American Artist
Man Ray: American Artist
by Neil Baldwin
Paperback from Da Capo Press
ISBN: 030681014X
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursThe definitive biography of one of the most influential surrealists and a quintessential modernist. Figure-painter, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and collagist, Ray was born Emmanuel Radnitsky in Brooklyn. This book traces his American upbringing and his departure for Europe plus his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and filmmaking. Although he wasn't successful in all media, Man Ray nonetheless had his own style and vision. Baldwin's portrait was the first full-length biography of Man Ray. This edition has a new intro by the author updating the artist's story.
 
Man Ray: Portraits. Hollywood Paris Hollywood 1921-1976
Man Ray: Portraits. Hollywood Paris Hollywood 1921-1976
by Clement Cheroux
Hardcover from Schirmer/Mosel
ISBN: 3829605404
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When American-born Surrealist Man Ray died in 1976, he left behind thousands of photo negatives, mostly portraits taken in his studio after his arrival in Paris in 1921. The Centre Georges Pompidou, which has owned them since the mid-1990s, has duly catalogued the collection of negatives and is now in a position to bring out what is an encyclopedic publication in the best sense of the term. It attests both to Man Ray s ability as a portrait photographer and to the quality of his archive as a monument to cultural history. The catalog features 500 portraits, each of which is explained in a short commentary. Since Man Ray's clientele was made up of members of Dadaist and Surrealist circles, of artists and painters, of writers and US emigrants of the Lost Generation, of aristocrats, and paragons of the worlds of fashion and theater, the book is at the same time a marvelous Who's Who and an indispensable reference work for a broad range of different historians and scholars of the 20th century.
 
Man Ray Photographs
Man Ray Photographs
by Jean-Hubert Martin
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500274738

This text explores the photographic career of Man Ray whose fertile artistic impulse has made him equally celebrated as a painter, sculptor, writer and film-maker. Taking up photography in 1915 for the purpose of reproducing his paintings, he earned money doing the same for others when he went to live and work in Paris in 1921. This led to a career in photography ranging from portraits of celebrated artists, musicians and writers such as Andre breton, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, T.S. Elliot and Gertrude Stein, to the pictures using light effects outside the camera for which he is famous: cliche-verres, rayographs and solarizations. Alongside many of Man-Ray's classic images, this collection presents a huge number of less familiar photographs, including portraits of Virginia Woolf and of Antonin Artaud and a large selection of erotic pictures. Most of these are from the collection of Lucien Treillard, a personal friend who worked with the artist over many years cataloguing and archiving his photographs.

 
Self Portrait: Man Ray
Self Portrait: Man Ray
by Man Ray
Paperback from Bulfinch
ISBN: 0821224743

In this remarkable autobiography, Man Ray - painter, photographer, sculptor, film maker and writer - relates the story of his life, from his childhood determination to be an artist and his technical drawing classes in a Brooklyn high school, to the glamorous and heady days of Paris in the 1940s, when any trip to the city 'was not complete until they had been "done" by Man Ray's camera'. Friend to everyone who was anyone, Ray tells everything he knows of artists, socialites and writers such as Matisse, Hemingway, Picasso and Joyce, not to mention Lee Miller, Nancy Cunard, Alberto Giacometti, Gertrude Stein, Dali, Max Ernst and many more, in this decadent, sensational account of the early twentieth-century cultural world.

 
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double

Hardcover from Gingko Press
ISBN: 3927258660
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Man Ray (1890-1976), was one of the co-founders of New York Dada. When he arrived in Paris in the 1920s he was already friends with Duchamp and many Parisian Surrealists, who welcomed him with great enthusiasm. He is unquestionably recognized as the most original photographer of our century.

With his photographs, Rayographs, solarizations, and various experimentation with Surrealist doctrines in the darkroom, his photographic contribution to art and especially surrealism is matchless. Thanks to his famous portraits of contemporaries - artists, writers and celebrities - he also became the most notable chronicler of the inter-national Avant-garde movement of the 1920s and 1930s.

This remarkable monograph published to coincide with the historic exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, is entirely dedicated to Man Ray's photographic oeuvre. The Centre Pompidou is the recipient of the Man Ray archives - some 13,000 negatives and 5,000 prints - which reveal for the very first time never before published photographs (a great amount consisting of erotic compositions).

One-third of these photographs have never been seen.

Not only the finished photos, but also the process - crops, background manipulation and other methods. The book with its new images presents for the very first time a true picture of the artist, and a vital addition to the many publications about Man Ray that appeared throughout this century, many of which are long out of print. This monograph is a must for Man Ray experts, for those interested in photography, and a wonderful introduction to students and others not yet sufficiently familiar with Man Ray's work.

 
Man Ray (Masters of Photography Series)
by Man Ray (Photographer), Jed Perl
Hardcover - 96 pages 1997 Ed edition 
Aperture; ISBN: 0893817430
 
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double
by Emmanuelle De I'Ecotais (Editor), et al
(Hardcover)
 
Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens
by Wendy A. Grossman
Paperback from International Arts and Artists

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Man Ray's Paris Portraits : 1921-1939
by Timothy Baum, et al
(Hardcover - January 1991)

Man Ray's Montparnasse
by Herbert R. Lottman
(Hardcover)
 

Man Ray : 1890-1976
by Kate Ware, et al
What is so interesting about the artist Man Ray is how relevant his multimedia works seem to us today. Man Ray, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Paris in 1921, was a photographer, filmmaker, painter, and writer who quickly became one of the most celebrated figures associated with the Surrealist movement. With more than 300 gorgeously reproduced duotones of his photographs, collages, drawings, objects, and a variety of graphic work, this is the quintessential book on the intriguing artist, presenting a unique overview of his entire body of work. Most compelling are his portraits of figures who embody the spirit of the artistic vanguard of their generation: Andre Breton, Yves Tanguy, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali­, and Gertrude Stein, as well as his innovative fashion spreads for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 252 pages 
TASCHEN America Llc; ISBN: 3822871850
 
In Focus: Man Ray
Paperback - 144 pages
J Paul Getty Museum Pubns; ISBN: 0892365110

Man Ray
by Alexander Games, Patrick Bade
Artist, Filmmaker, Poet, Surrealist, Man Ray was an unusually versatile artist, a trait not limited to his studio. As a lover, he was associated with some of the most famous and talked about women of his day. Some artists prefer to conceal their sexual partners, but Man Ray was the complete opposite. His paintings and, especially, his photographs are the journal of his sexual and emotional development traced her in this mini-biography. The Publisher
Hardcover - 118 pages (November )
Parkstone Press; ISBN: 1859954715

Photographs by Man Ray : One Hundred Five Works, 1920-1934
by Man Ray
Synopsis
Still lifes, landscapes, nudes, women's faces, portraits, and rayographs (photographs made without cameras) produced by Ray in the twenties and early thirties are accompanied by the comments of his contemporaries. 
(Paperback - January 1980)

Self Portrait : Man Ray
by Man Ray, et al
(Paperback)

Man Ray (TASCHEN Icons Series)
by Emmanuelle De L'Ecotais (Editor), Manfred Heiting (Editor)
(Paperback)

Man Ray : Photographs, Paintings, Objects (Schirmer's Visual Library)
by Man Ray (Artist), Janus
(Paperback)
 

Photographs by Man Ray: 105 Works, 1920-1934
by Man Ray
Paperback from Dover Publications
 
Man Ray: Women

Hardcover from Damiani
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Man Ray (Taschen Icons)
by Angelika TASCHEN
Hardcover from Taschen
 
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
by Paul Zindel
Paperback from HarperTeen
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Self Portrait: Man Ray
by Man Ray
Paperback from Bulfinch
 
Man Ray Photographs
by Jean-Hubert Martin, Man Ray
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
 
Man Ray: American Artist
by Neil Baldwin
Paperback from Da Capo Press
 
Man Ray
by Emmanuelle De l'Ecotais and Katherine Wa
Hardcover from Taschen
 
Man Ray, photographs, 1920-1934
by Man Ray
Paperback from East River Press
 
Man Ray: Bazaar Years
by John Esten
Hardcover from Rizzoli
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Man Ray: Despreocupado Pero No Indiferente / Unconcerned But Not Indifferent (English and Spanish Edition)
by John P. Jacob, Noriko Fuku
Hardcover from La Fabrica
 
The Essential Man Ray
by Ingrid Schaffner
Hardcover
 
Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia
by Jennifer Mundy
Paperback from Tate Publishing
 
Man Ray's Montparnasse
by Herbert R. Lottman
Hardcover from Diane Pub Co
 
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double

Hardcover from Gingko Press

 
Man Ray (Midsize)
by Katherine Ware, Emmanuelle De L'Ecotais
Paperback from Taschen
 

 
 
 
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