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Man Ray (English, German and French Edition) Hardcover – November 1, 2008

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"Cet ouvrage, enrichi d'un texte d'Andre Breton, et d'eclairages erudits des deux auteurs, revele des images meconnues." - 60 millions de consommateurs, Paris"

About the Author

Manfred Heiting is an internationally renowned expert and collector of photography. He lives in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. He is on the board of the German Photographic Society, on the advisory council of the August Sander Archiv in Cologne, and on the board of fellows of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English, German, French
  • ISBN-10: 3836507986
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836507981
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #741,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I agree with the previous reviewer that you shouldn't be fooled by others' glowing reviews. Text is sparse and 80% of it isn't in English. It ignores much of Ray's work and provides little insight.
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Format: Paperback
This small book is part of a vague series called Icons by Taschen. They are a dim reflection on some of their larger works.
This book is definitely not for beginners, not meant to be an introduction to Man Ray. However, it has some value for people familiar with Man Ray, Andre Breton and/or Dada. Think of it as material for art history or food for thought about the time.
Do yourself a favor and don't try to learn about Man Ray from this book or any of the enthusiastic or overblown "reviews" of it. Start with something more comprehensive.
If and when you already know about Man Ray and where he fits, get this book and carry it around when you want to feed your head a little. It is nicely done and fills that need very well.
For those unfamiliar with Man Ray, he is not primarily known as a photographer and never intended to be. It is probably the ease of publishing his photographs that has distracted people to thinking of him this way. Don't miss the rest of his work, especially his writing. Read his autobiography and use his photographs as a "program" to identify the players, perhaps.
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Isnt is so obvious?
Man Ray is incredible and the Taschen series is absolutely gorgeous,,,
I get really deeply excited every time I open this book.
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Format: Paperback
Great book, arrived safely packaged well.A+++
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