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John P. Jacob ed.

Steidl, 2009
370 pages
Fully illustrated.
ISBN: 9783865216960

The 320 photographs and drawings selected for this publication are among the rarest of Man Ray's works. At the centre of this book is a series of landscape photographs made by Man Ray from the 1920s through the 1950s, many of which bear the influence of Eug├źne Atget. With subjects including castles and ruined buildings, street scenes, and the objects from which he drew inspiration for other artworks, the photographs and drawings in this book represent an intermediary step in Man Ray's creative process. These photographs function as a subject index to the themes and motifs that Man Ray employed in his better known works. They are, on the one hand, a record of his travels and observations in Europe and the United States. On the other hand, they are moments preserved by Man Ray for later use and interpretation.


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