Facile - Poemes de Paul Eluard, Photographies de Man Ray
Verlag Paris: Éditions GLM, 1935
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Éditions G. L. M., Paris, 1935. Unbound folded sheets as issued. This is copie Nr. 983 (of 1200 copies). With twelve images by the American photographer, Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky) in collaboration with the poet, Paul Éluard, whose wife, known as Nusch, inspired the poems and posed for the photographs. Beautiful Surrealist photographic book with the images interwoven in and around the poems. Parr and Badger, The Photobook, a History, Volume 1, page 105:". one of the iconic French photobooks of the 1930s.Though ethereal rather than earthy, (the) pictures exude an elegant eroticism, especially when printed in photogravure so luscious that one just wants to touch it." Blank, Peter, Four Works by Man Ray, Stanford Libraries 2013: The photographic techniques include negative imagery, solarization, and double exposures.