WO | Man ray, The Seductions of photography – Silvana Editoriale

SKU: ISBN 9788836645077


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[Authors: Walter Guadagnini, Giangavino Pazzola]
This volume, edited by Walter Guadagnini and Giangavino Pazzola, explores the bond between Man Ray and the female figures who influenced his life and art. Through more than one hundred photographic masterpieces by the American artist and images of female protagonists of world culture at the time, the book offers an intimate and fascinating look at this universe of crucial and inspiring relationships.

A portraitist and fashion photographer by profession, an artist by vocation, Man Ray found in the female figure one of his greatest interests: models, inspirational muses, companions, pupils and colleagues, such as Berenice Abbott, Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim, Nusch Eluard, Kiki de Montparnasse, Dora Maar, and Juliet, represented a universe of relationships as diverse as they were crucial in the evolution of his life and poetics.
In their turn, such women were in some cases great photographers, in others central figures in the cultural history of the time, as emerges from this volume, edited by Walter Guadagnini and Giangavino Pazzola, which places in dialogue more than one hundred masterpieces by the American artist, true icons of 20th-century photography, with the images of the protagonists of an extraordinary season of world culture.

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Dimensions 17 × 24 cm

Flexibound, Paperback with slipcase


Italian, english




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Silvana Editoriale was founded in 1948 by Amilcare Pizzi, as a way of remembering his daughter Silvana, who died prematurely in 1944. Through his commitment and passion, Pizzi expanded its business by publishing books of enormous value. In the mid-90s, Silvana redefined its publishing strategy, embarking on a path of growth and development on the national and international markets, focused on the fields of art, design, architecture and photography, all of which is documented in the on-site catalogue. Today, Silvana Editoriale publishes more than 400 titles a year in collaboration with Foundations, Research Institutes, Universities and Museums across Europe, the United States and the Middle East.