Tabard. Essays by Pierre Gassmann, Rosalind Krauss and Caroline Elissagaray (texts in French). Contrejour/Centre National des Lettres, Paris, 1987. 103 pp. Tall quarto. First edition. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
Marurice Tabard, along with his friend Man Ray, was one of the most important pioneers of Surrealist photography. However, his career bridged the worlds of art and fashion in ways that would make today's photographers green with envy. Like Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy and others Tabard experimented with multiple exposures, solarization, and photomontage. His style--a complex blend of Surrealist, Dada and Futurist influences--remains difficult to classify. Returning briefly to America in 1948, he worked with Alexey Brodovitch at Harper's Bazaar.
A beautifully printed survey with essays by prominent art historians.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.