AMERICANS IN PARIS (1921-1931). MAN RAY, GERALD MURPHY, STUART DAVIS, ALEXANDER CALDER.


171 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard-sized cubist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Independants and launched a brief but brilliant career; Stuart Davis, who explored the continuity between cubist painting, lithography, and jazz at the atelier Desjobert,; Man Ray, who abandoned oils to begin 'painting with light' in his movies and rayographs; and Alexander Calder, whose wire circuses and portraits inspired critics to acknowledge art's inherent playfulness. (This book) documents the work and influence of these four notables of the avant-garde who startle and delight us even today...Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, this volume is a feast for the eyes and the intellect. It is published on the occasion of the exhibition...organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. America's first modern art museum." Two very faint erasure marks on title page, very minor soiling to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light wrinkling along top edge. NF/VG

Title: AMERICANS IN PARIS (1921-1931). MAN RAY, GERALD MURPHY, STUART DAVIS, ALEXANDER CALDER.

Author Name: Turner, Elizabeth Hutton. With essays by Elizabeth Garrity Ellis, Guy Davenport.

Categories: Art - General,

Publisher: Counterpoint / Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1996.:

Seller ID: 14788

Keywords: Man Ray, Gerald Murphy, Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder, Paris, American artists, Cubist, Salon de Independants, Paintings, Painters, Lithography, Photography, Jazz, Desjobert, Movies, Rayographs, Mobiles, Avant-garde.,