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Right: Herbert Bayer, Self-Portrait ,1932, Collection Sir Elton John © DACS, 2016 Far right: Man Ray, Glass Tears (Les Larmes), 1932, Collection Sir Elton John © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

81/2 × 113/8 in. (21.8 × 29 cm) 240 pages 150 black-and-white images Paperback ISBN 978-1-59711-390-8 US $40.00 / CAD $53.95 May 2017 Available in US & Canada only

9 781597 113908

Edited by Simon Baker and Shoair Mavlian with Newell Harbin With contributuions by Sir Elton John, Dawn Ades, Samuel Glanville, Jane Jackson, Emma Lewis, and Zmira Zilkha

• Extensive survey of modernist photography through one of the world’s greatest collections, now in paperback edition • Coincides with major exhibition at Tate Modern • Exclusive interview with Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John, musician and philanthropist, has built one of the greatest private collections of photography in the world. This book presents an unparalleled selection of modernist images, which introduce a crucial moment in the history of photography when artists were beginning to use the camera and darkroom to redefine and transform visions of the modern world. Technological advancements gave artists the freedom to experiment and test the limits of the medium, enabling new imaginings of portraits, nudes, and still lifes; and street life and the modern world were captured from a new, uniquely modern perspective. Simon Baker is the senior curator of photography and international art at Tate Modern, London. Shoair Mavlian is an assistant curator at Tate Modern focusing primarily on photography. [ 27 ]

Exhibition Schedule: Tate Modern, London, November 10, 2016—May 7, 2017

Spring 2017 Catalogue  
Spring 2017 Catalogue