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Monographs or surveys on the history of photography and notable photographers from the mid-19th Century to the present.

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Foresta, Merry et al., Perpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray, New York, Abbeville Press, 1969, first edition, 4to (11.5" x 9.75"), HB in dj, maroon cloth bds w/ gilt & blind-embossed titles in gray dj w/ b&w photo, VG / VG-. Creasing to front pastedown as produced, light bump to bottom rear corner of textblock. DJ edgeworn, a couple of small spots to rear, somewhat rubbed.

348 pp, almost 300 full-color & duotone illustrations. Selected bibliography, index. Published in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibition by the same name.

From the flap copy: "For the first time, Perpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray examines all aspects of the artist's production in all of its forms; and, for the first time, this book discusses Man Ray's multifarious connections with the artistic and political radicals of pre-World War I New York, the underground avant-grade as well as the haute monde of Paris between the wars, and the emigre society of Hollywood after World War II."

Introduction, Merry Foresta
"Man Ray, 1908-1921: From an Art in Two Dimesions to the Higher Dimension of Ideas," Francis Naumann
"Man Ray, Paris," Billy Kluver & Julie Martin
"Transatlantic," Elizabeth H. Turner
"Themes and Variations: Man Ray's Photography in the Twenties and Thirties," Sandra S. Phillips
"Configurations of Freedom," Stephen C. Foster
"Exile in Paradise: Man Ray in Hollywood, 1940-1951," Merry Foresta
"Candor and Perversion in No-Man's Land," Roger Shattuck
    [Book ID # 1856]


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