31 May 2007
MAN RAY AND PAUL ELUARD (author)
Facile. Paris: GLM, 1935. Folio (245 x 185mm). 9 black and white photographs. (Light browning in margins.) Original photo-illustrated card portfolio (light wear at extremities).
FIRST EDITION. 'A LANDMARK MODERNIST BOOK AND AN INSPIRATION TO GENERATIONS OF GRAPHIC DESIGNERS' (The Photobook). 'A fluent but not at all facile collaboration between the poet, the photographer, the model and muse, and the publisher' (The Book of 101 Books). The Book of 101 Books, pp.87-7; The Open Book, pp.118-9; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.104-5 ('one of the iconic French photobooks of the 1930s); Regards à travers le livre 48.
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