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Man Ray
Emanuelle de L'Ecotais
3822834831
November 2004
Paperback
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Man Ray
Neil Baldwin
030681014X
Jan 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Man Ray was a bundle of enigmasa Dadaist who revered the Old Masters, an anarchist coddled by wealthy patrons, an obsessive documenter of his own works who was relentlessly determined to erase his personal history. Born Emmanuel Radnitsky, son of a Philadelphia garment factory worker and a strict, sharp-tongued housewife, he grew up in Brooklyn, fled to Paris and eluded ties with a family proud of their bohemian son. He became a chess addict and neglected his first wife; he writhed with jealousy when his mistress-model scored success as an artist. Driven to make his mark in as many art forms as possible, the photographer/object-maker/collagist bitterly struggled to win acceptance as a painter. Turning to Hollywood as a filmmaker in the 1940s, he was dismissed by the art world. Man Ray's lighthearted autobiography...


Man Ray
Man Ray (Photographer)
0893817430
September 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
What is so interesting about the artist Man Ray is how relevant his multimedia works seem to us today. Man Ray, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Paris in 1921, was a photographer, filmmaker, painter, and writer who quickly became one of the most celebrated figures associated with the Surrealist movement. With more than 300 gorgeously reproduced duotones of his photographs, collages, drawings, objects, and a variety of graphic work, this is the quintessential book on the intriguing artist, presenting a unique overview of his entire body of work. Most compelling are his portraits of figures who embody the spirit of the artistic vanguard of their generation: André Breton, Yves Tanguy, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, and Gertrude Stein, as well as his innovative fashion spreads for Vanity Fair,...


Man Ray

0393316246
May 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
During the first half of this century, Man Ray (1890-1976) again and again set the international Dada and Surrealist movements afire with his photographs, paintings, and objects. A friend of Marcel Duchamp and many other artists, Man Ray portrayed the creative elite of his time--Salvador Dali, Picasso, Luis Buuel, and James Joyce, among them. He founded modern object art and raised photography to the level at which it was recognized as being an artistic genre in its own right. In addition, he was an acute observer of his times and probably the most influential source of inspiration for the avant-garde movements of the 1920s and 1930s. Many of his works the most significant of which are presented in this book became artistic milestones of an entire epoch. The introductory essay is by the Italian art scholar and critic,...


Any Rich Man Will Do
Francis Ray
0312324316
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The gorgeous heroine of Ray's how-the-mighty-fall—and learn a valuable lesson—story (after You and No Other) has made a career of manipulating men. But 32-year-old, thrice-married Jana Franklin is down on her luck after a divorce and ensuing scandal. As the novel opens, a disheveled Jana—teetering on her last worn pair of Manolos—crashes a Dallas, Tex., charity gala in search of one more affluent knight in shining armor, but she's ousted unceremoniously by the censorious hostess. Impoverished, friendless and helpless, she makes her way to the linen boutique of Olivia Sanders, a generous young woman who takes pity on her and gives her a job and a place to stay. Then Tyler Maxwell arrives, Olivia's protective, manly brother, whom Jana desperately hits on right away. Though Tyler is not one...


Ray Charles
Michael Lydon
0415970431
Jan 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
In 1954, Atlantic Records honchos Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler visited an Atlanta club where one of their artists was gigging. Ray Charles and his band blew into a new song when the men entered. It was "I Got a Woman," the tune that marked the blind Albany, Georgia-born singer-pianist's evolution from an able imitator of Nat "King" Cole and Charles Brown into an artist who would transform American music. In Ray Charles: Man and Music, veteran music journalist Michael Lydon imbues the familiar story with fresh detail upon fresh detail. Charles's early years spent scuffling on the chitlin circuit, his embrace of everything from pop chestnuts and country hits to hip jazz as an audaciously eclectic record maker, and the many hours given over to womanizing and a heroin addiction at the height of his stardom are given a...


Illustrated Man
Ray Bradbury
055327449X
November 1983
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
That The Illustrated Man has remained in print since being published in 1951 is fair testimony to the universal appeal of Ray Bradbury's work. Only his second collection (the first was Dark Carnival, later reworked into The October Country), it is a marvelous, if mostly dark, quilt of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. In an ingenious framework to open and close the book, Bradbury presents himself as a nameless narrator who meets the Illustrated Man--a wanderer whose entire body is a living canvas of exotic tattoos. What's even more remarkable, and increasingly disturbing, is that the illustrations are themselves magically alive, and each proceeds to unfold its own story, such as "The Veldt," wherein rowdy children take a game of virtual reality way over the edge. Or "Kaleidoscope," a heartbreaking portrait of stranded...


Dark Prince
Christine Feehan
0843955287
April 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of his people, the Carpathians. But they are dying out, there are few women, and the men are either falling prey to vampires, or are choosing the soulless life. Losing all hope, Mikhail is no longer sure he can bear the bleak future laid before him. The only thing that can add light to his life, can relieve the terrible and haunting loneliness, is to find a life mate. But he has given up believing one exists. Raven Whitney has a rare gift. She not only can read minds, but she can communicate telepathically. But her talent is not always a gift. Her job is to track the twisted mental paths of serial killers, and those evil thoughts drain her both mentally and physically. Now, she is hoping to heal and seek a quiet escape in the Carpathian Mountains, but when she mentally hears the...


Man Ray's Celebrity Photos
Man Ray
0486288110
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Masterful collection of 60 works by a supreme artist with an unerring ability to capture his subject’s personality on film. Revealing portraits of Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and many other luminaries. New English translations of Introduction and captions.


The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
Ray Kurzweil
0140282025
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review Reviews
How much do we humans enjoy our current status as the most intelligent beings on earth? Enough to try to stop our own inventions from surpassing us in smarts? If so, we'd better pull the plug right now, because if Ray Kurzweil is right we've only got until about 2020 before computers outpace the human brain in computational power. Kurzweil, artificial intelligence expert and author of The Age of Intelligent Machines, shows that technological evolution moves at an exponential pace. Further, he asserts, in a sort of swirling postulate, time speeds up as order increases, and vice versa. He calls this the "Law of Time and Chaos," and it means that although entropy is slowing the stream of time down for the universe overall, and thus vastly increasing the amount of time between major events, in the eddy of...


Man Ray (Photofile)
Man Ray
0500410658
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most famous artists of the twentieth century, a Dadaist and pioneer of Surrealism, Man Ray (1890-1976) became involved with photography in 1914. He was soon experimenting with different processes—solarization, negative images, multiple exposures—and in 1921 he created the "rayograph." This volume collects together the best of his experimental work, as well as portraits of some of the most important figures in modern art. 64 duotone illustrations.About the series: The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price. Handsome and collectible, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone, together with a critical...


Junior Ray
John Pritchard
1588381110
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Mississippi state tourist officials won't be handing this book out anytime soon, though they might be surprised by its effectiveness if they did. Pritchard's hilariously tasteless debut novel is the profanity-laced story of a racist, violent sheriff's deputy in the Mississippi delta of the 1950s. Junior Ray Loveblood is an ignorant bully who sees no reason to carry a pistol if he can't shoot someone. He doesn't like rich folks or black people, and he especially hates Leland Shaw, an obscure white Mississippi poet and crazy World War II veteran who has just escaped from a mental hospital. The story of Junior Ray's pursuit of Shaw is extracted from the unrepentant deputy 30 years later by an academic researcher with an interest in Shaw's lost (and found) notebooks. Junior Ray, accompanied by his dim, slack-jawed...


Ray Charles
Michael Lydon
0756758254
June 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
In 1954, Atlantic Records honchos Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler visited an Atlanta club where one of their artists was gigging. Ray Charles and his band blew into a new song when the men entered. It was "I Got a Woman," the tune that marked the blind Albany, Georgia-born singer-pianist's evolution from an able imitator of Nat "King" Cole and Charles Brown into an artist who would transform American music. In Ray Charles: Man and Music, veteran music journalist Michael Lydon imbues the familiar story with fresh detail upon fresh detail. Charles's early years spent scuffling on the chitlin circuit, his embrace of everything from pop chestnuts and country hits to hip jazz as an audaciously eclectic record maker, and the many hours given over to womanizing and a heroin addiction at the height of his stardom are given a...


Man Ray Cameo
Man Ray
0810946726
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
What is so interesting about the artist Man Ray is how relevant his multimedia works seem to us today. Man Ray, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Paris in 1921, was a photographer, filmmaker, painter, and writer who quickly became one of the most celebrated figures associated with the Surrealist movement. With more than 300 gorgeously reproduced duotones of his photographs, collages, drawings, objects, and a variety of graphic work, this is the quintessential book on the intriguing artist, presenting a unique overview of his entire body of work. Most compelling are his portraits of figures who embody the spirit of the artistic vanguard of their generation: André Breton, Yves Tanguy, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, and Gertrude Stein, as well as his innovative fashion spreads for Vanity Fair,...


You and No Other
Francis Ray
0312986785
March 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Booklist
Ray adds another love story to her novels about the Grayson family of Santa Fe. Ruth Grayson's latest calling is to find spouses for her children. After successfully finding the right woman for her eldest son, Luke, she is on a mission to find the perfect mate for her son Morgan. Her biggest obstacle is that none of her children is anxious to get married. When a world-famous sculptor has a show in Santa Fe, his protege, Phoenix Banister, attracts Morgan's attention. He is warned to tread carefully so that he does not jeopardize his career or antagonize the famous artist. Yet he is so completely smitten with Phoenix that he throws caution to the wind and openly pursues her. Phoenix is overwhelmed by Morgan's interest, but she has a past that may jeopardize their future. Her mentor uses that secret to keep her beholden to...


Photographs by Man Ray: 105 Works, 1920-1934
Man Ray
0486238423
January 1980
Paperback
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Book Description
Nudes, still lifes, landscapes, women, celebrities (Dali, Matisse, Picasso, et al.), rayographs.


Man Ray
Ingrid Schaffner
0810958317
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Philadelphia-born Dadaist/Surrealist photographer and painter Man Ray (1890-1976) delighted in shocking viewers with works designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, and mystify. This lush volume is a captivating look at the man who settled in Paris and became one of the most famous expatriate artists of the 20th century.


Conversion to Modernism
Francis M. Naumann
0813531470
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Man Ray (1890-1976) has long been considered one of the most versatile and innovative artists of the twentieth century. As a painter, writer, sculptor, photographer, and filmmaker, he is best known for his intimate association with the French Surrealist group in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s, particularly for his highly inventive and unconventional photographic images. These remarkable accomplishments, however, have tended to overshadow the importance of his earlier work-significant not only for comprehending Man Ray's future artistic development, but also for fleshing out our understanding of the visual arts in America during one of the most important and crucial phases of modernism's evolution. The book, and the exhibition for which it serves as the catalogue, concentrate on Man Ray's production from 1907 to...


Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Paul Zindel
0060757388
March 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"Paul Zindel  was written a masterful, pacesetting drama. It  combines moments of pain, poignancy, beauty, and  hope. It is the most compelling work of its kind  since Tennessee Williams' The Glass  Menagerie."--Variety.

"The ultimate accolade must go to Paul Zindel for  creating a psychologically perceptive ambiance.  Shame hangs in the air of this house and palpably as  poison gas. And yet, Zindel reminds us, strong,  strange, beautiful flowers spring from such compost  heaps. It is a troubling thought, one of the  honest and intelligent values of this splendid and  tormented play."--Time --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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