Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography : The David Raymond Collection in the Cleveland Museum of Art
'This book of 178 surrealist prints challenges the eye with its playful juxtapositions and visions of an ordinary world rendered extraordinary. Compiled from a private collection acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2007, these images are a thought-provoking delight' - New Statesman
A beautiful survey of surrealist and modernist photography, drawn from the David Raymond collection
Forbidden Games is the first publication of the outstanding Surrealist photography collection of David Raymond that was recently acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art. Raymond's collection is distinctive in its breadth and quality and 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.
- Author: Tom E. Hinson, emeritus curator of photography, Cleveland Museum of Art
- Hardcover: 240 pages | 180 colour illustrations
- Date published: September 2014
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0300208610
- Dimensions: 30.5 x 24.8 cm