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Sayag, Alain 1941-

Works: 127 works in 430 publications in 4 languages and 5,600 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Curator, Redactor, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Creator, Depicted, Interviewee, win
Classifications: TR647, 770.92
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Most widely held works about Alain Sayag
Most widely held works by Alain Sayag
ManRay : photography and its double by Man Ray( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man Ray (1890-1976), was one of the co-founders of New York Dada. When he arrived in Paris in the 1920s he was already friends with Duchamp and many Parisian Surrealists, who welcomed him with great enthusiasm. He is unquestionably recognized as the most original photographer of our century. With his photographs, Rayographs, solarizations, and various experimentation with Surrealist doctrines in the darkroom, his photographic contribution to art and especially surrealism is matchless. Thanks to his famous portraits of contemporaries - artists, writers and celebrities - he also became the most notable chronicler of the inter-national Avant-garde movement of the 1920s and 1930s. This remarkable monograph published to coincide with the historic exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, is entirely dedicated to Man Ray's photographic oeuvre. The Centre Pompidou is the recipient of the Man Ray archives - some 13,000 negatives and 5,000 prints - which reveal for the very first time never before published photographs (a great amount consisting of erotic compositions). One-third of these photographs have never been seen. Not only the finished photos, but also the process - crops, background manipulation and other methods. The book with its new images presents for the very first time a true picture of the artist, and a vital addition to the many publications about Man Ray that appeared throughout this century, many of which are long out of print. This monograph is a must for Man Ray experts, for those interested in photography, and a wonderful introduction to students and others not yet sufficiently familiar with Man Ray's work
Brassaï : the monograph by Brassaï( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are Brassai's iconic scenes of nocturnal Paris with its prostitutes and thugs, its night workers, cafes, dance halls, and theaters; here are the fog-shrouded streets, monuments, and bridges; and here is the literary and artistic elite of the Parisian avant-garde, whom Brassai counted among his friends. Alongside these images, and providing a deeper understanding of his working method, are many previously unpublished contact prints and variations of familiar shots taken from a different angle, differently framed, or as part of a sequence that constitutes a veritable short story on film. Beyond these, there are examples of Brassai's nude studies and magnifications of commonplace objects, the engraved photographic plates that he called "transmutations," his drawings and sculpted pebbles, the graffiti he found so fascinating - indeed, everything to which he turned his imaginative mind throughout a long, productive life." "With the close cooperation of Mme. Gilberte Brassai, the artist's widow, and with the support of Jean-Jacques Aillagon, president of the Centre Pomidou, and of Werner Spies, director of the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris, Alain Sayag and Annick Lionel-Marie have succeeded in producing the definitive summary of this important oeuvre. As an extra dimension, the book includes penetrating excerpts from the writings of Brassai himself and of his friends and admirers Henry Miller, Jacques Prevert, and Roger Grenier; an interview with Gilberte Brassai and a biography compiled by her; and an extensive bibliography and list of exhibitions."--Jacket
Lartigue : album of a century by Jacques-Henri Lartigue( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping photographic retrospective of the artist's life and work presents the best of Lartigue's entire catalog of photography-from his first photograph to his last--accompanied by six essays covering various aspects of his art
20th century French photography by Agnès de Gouvion Saint-Cyr( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan : a self-portrait : photographs 1945-1964 by Takeuchi Keiichi( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the end of the Pacific War in 1945 to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Japan underwent an extraordinary transformation: from a nation ravaged by the destruction of war, Japan became a rising economic power. This period of radical change generated an unprecedented creative energy which breathed new life into Japanese photography. By the mid-1950s, Japan was at a crossroads between tradition and modernization, a moment fraught with contradiction, immortalized by the most talented photographers of the time." "The 150 photographs in this collection represent a unique vision of a nation struggling to define itself. These images are accompanied by essays from renowned Japanese experts, who provide social and historical insight into this period and its photographic output. The first comprehensive review of this period in Japanese photography, Japan: A Self-Portrait offers a tribute to the nation's strength and solidarity in the face of profound upheaval and a rare chance to view the depth of its artistic talent."--Jacket
L'Invention d'un art : cent cinquantième anniversaire de la photographie by Alain Sayag( Book )

20 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matta : Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, 3 octobre-16 décembre 1985 by Matta( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katalog towarzyszący wystawie w Centre Georges Pompidou, 3 październik - 16 grudzień 1995
Brassaï : 'no ordinary eyes' by Brassaï( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man Ray by Man Ray( Book )

23 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the works of artist Man Ray, and includes information on his life, photographs, paintings, and sculptures
Collection de photographies du Musée national d'art moderne, 1905-1948 by Musée national d'art moderne/Centre de création industrielle (France)( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une Histoire du cinéma : exposition by Musee national d'art moderne. 1976! JExposition. Paris( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur le besoin créateur de droit ... by Alain Sayag( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassaï [exposition, Centre Pompidou du 19 avril au 25 juin 2000] by Brassaï( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in French and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instantanés : [exposition] Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, 28 mai-14 juillet 1980 by Centre Georges Pompidou( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Bellmer : Photographien by Hans Bellmer( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in German and Japanese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinéma dadaiste et surréaliste : exposition itinérante by Musée national d'art moderne (France)( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quel droit des affaires pour demain? : essai de prospective juridique by Centre de recherche sur le droit des affaires( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lartigue : l'album d'une vie, 1894-1986 by Jacques-Henri Lartigue( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié à l'occasion de la rétrospective sur J.-H. Lartigue organisée par le centre G. Pompidou (été 2003), cet ouvrage retrace de façon chronologique son travail
Art or nature : 20th century French photography by Agnès de Gouvion Saint-Cyr( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Fleischer by Alain Fleischer( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brassaï : the monograph
Brassaï : the monographLartigue : album of a centuryJapan : a self-portrait : photographs 1945-1964Brassaï : 'no ordinary eyes'
Alternative Names
Sayag, Allain

サヤグ, アラン

French (131)

English (59)

German (10)

Japanese (3)