Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Surrealist and Modernist Photography : the David Raymond Collection in the Cleveland Museum of Art

Book - 2014
Rate this:
This handsomely illustrated volume is the public debut of the Surrealist photography collection of David Raymond that was recently acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art. Photography and its many techniques - photograms, montage, collage - played a vital role amongst Surrealist artists who sought to mine the unconscious and unsettle the everyday. Raymond's collection is distinctive in its breadth and quality and reflects the adventurous spirit of the movement's founder, Andre Breton. This book presents 178 vintage prints from the 1920s through the 1940s by artists from 14 countries. Works by notable artists including Brassai, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Dora Maar, and Man Ray are joined by rare examples by equally provocative but less well-known photographers. Essays by scholars Tom E. Hinson, Ian Walker and Lisa Kurzner provide analysis and context, exploring the philosophy behind Raymond's selections as well as the history, techniques and symbolism of the photographs. Exhibition: Cleveland Museum of Art, USA (19.10.2014-11.1.2015).
Publisher: Cleveland, OH : Cleveland Museum of Art, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781935294252
Characteristics: 240 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at PPL

To Top