Stock Image

Self Portrait.

Photography] Ray, Man.

150 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0821217054 / ISBN 13: 9780821217054
Published by Graphic Society, New York, 1988
From Gregor Rare Books (Langley, WA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 26 April 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: 99.08 Convert Currency
Shipping: 0 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. in this autobiography, Man Ray the legendary photographer, painter and maker of objects and films recalls with honesty and frankness the heyday of the art community in Paris during the 1920s and 30s and beyond. He portrays in depth his iconoclastic circle of friends that included Marcel Duchamp, Picasso, Dali, and Brancusi, his days in Montparnasse with Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce, and his uneasy association with Gertrude Stein. He also describes his relationship with the many women in his life: Kiki de Montparnasse, photographer Lee Miller, and his wife Juliet. For this new edition, Juliet Man Ray has opened up her husband's Archive in Parisuncovering never-before-seen photographs as well as seldom shown paintings and drawings from her private collection. Fully illustrated with 240 color and black and white pictures. Bookseller Inventory # 23843

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Self Portrait.

Publisher: Graphic Society, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Edition: First Reprint Edition

About this title


Published to coincide with a major touring exhibition organized by the National Museum of American Art, the book contains never-before-seen and seldom-shown works as well as many popular ones. A new afterword by Juliet Man Ray is included. 205 duotone and 35 color illustrations.

About the Author:

Born Emmanuel Radnitzky (1890-1976), Man Ray grew up in America but spent the greater part of his life as an emigre in Paris. Man Ray's art ranges from painting, sculpture, collage, constructed objects and photography. Beginning in 1921, he received hundreds of commissions for portraits and commercial work which were featured in publications such as Vogue, Vu, Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair. He was an American, but worked in Paris from 1921 to 1940, when Duchamp, Stieglitz, Picasso and Dali were among his colleagues. A member of the Dada art movement and the only American member of the Paris Surrealist movement, Man Ray considered himself an artist and thought of photography as a medium of artistic expression when used for more than reproduction. In describing his work, Man Ray once said, 'I paint what can not be photographed. I photograph what I do not wish to paint.'

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We operate an open shop at 197A Second Street in the beautiful waterfront Book Town of Langley, Washington on Whidbey Island just north of Seattle. We are open daily at 10:00 am; closing times are variable. Sunday's are by chance.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

If you don't see something in our inventory, feel free to let us know what your specific wants are. We have success in locating hard to find books.
TERMS: All items are subject to prior sale. All items are first printings
unless otherwise stated. Autographs are guaranteed to be authentic and items
are returnable for any reason within 7 days of receipt. Washington
state residence will be charged 8.7% state sales t...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1 business day. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer