Man Ray (1890-1976) is best known for his innovative photographs, but his writings are also remarkable expressions of his identity as an artist. This is the first extensive collection of Man Ray's texts about art in English, and offers a fresh look at a seminal twentieth-century artist. Richly illustrated and drawing on a broad range of materials, including artists' books, essays, interviews, letters and visual poems, this collection presents the artist's most significant writings about art, many of them previously unpublished. Jennifer Mundy's deft commentary examines and contextualises the importance of writing to Man Ray's creative output.
This long overdue collection provides a powerful insight into the mind of the artist and is an essential resource for students, artists, photographers and all those who count themselves as Man Ray fans.