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Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens free pdf This groundbreaking analysis spotlights a select group of Man Ray s photographs within the context of modernist photographic history and the discovery of African art by the early twentieth-century avant-garde. Featuring more than seventy photographs by Man Ray some never before reproduced alongside many rarely seen photographs of African art by his European and American contemporaries, "Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens" uncovers a virtually unknown chapter in both the inventive activities of this celebrated artist and in this overlooked facet of photographic history.Meticulously researched and compellingly presented, Wendy A. Grossman raises thought-provoking questions about the role photographs played in shaping perceptions of African art and, in turn, how such images led to distinctive modernist viewpoints across racial and geographic boundaries. Particularly notable is the treatment of the African pieces both as integral components of the modernist history to which they contributed and, as elucidated by original scholarship by African art experts, as objects with their own independent cultural histories. Revealing a more complex engagement with African art by Man Ray and his contemporaries than has been previously known, Grossman provides a rich and nuanced study that makes an important addition to our understanding of critical issues in modernism that continue to influence the way we see African art today."With an essay by Ian Walker and additional contributions by Yaelle Biro, Poul Mork, Rainer Stamm, and Tomas Winter. Concordance of African objects edited by Letty Wilson Bonnell.""

About Wendy Grossman

Wendy A. Grossman is an independent scholar and curator.

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Author : Wendy Grossman
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
Data Published : 01 April 2010
ISBN : 081667017X
EAN : 9780816670178
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 183 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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