• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Claud Cahun: Masks and Metamorphoses (Paperback)
  • Claud Cahun: Masks and Metamorphoses (Paperback)
zoom

Claud Cahun: Masks and Metamorphoses (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£20.00
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/11/1997
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

This is an illustrated biography of Claude Cahun (1894-1954). The book provides a full-length study of the philosophical and political dimensions of Cahun's work and a reflection on the multiple facets of her personality. Claude Cahun (1894-1954), poet, actress, tanslator, polemicist and, above all, photographer was one of the most unusual and talented women to be associated with the surrealist movement. Until recently she was also be most neglected, to the point where some commentators have assumed she was a man, others that she died in World War II. Nevertheless, in the pre-war period she was an important participant in surrealism's artistic and political activity and close to many of its best-known figures. One reason for her disappeance from history may have been her move, with her companion Suzanne Malherbe, to Jersey in the Channel Islands, the two women engaged in a series of remarkable acts of resistance, leading to their arrest and a death sentence. But the sentence was never carried out and Cahun remained on Jersey until her death in 1954. Her work has featured in recent major exhibitions in London, New York and Paris. Her talent as a photographer revealed itself especially in her photomontages and a long series of self-portraits. Exploring every aspect of bisexuality and androgyny, her work has a contemporary resonance.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9780860916345
Number of pages: 256

You may also be interested in...

Portraits
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Bad New Days
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Artificial Hells
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Extrastatecraft
Added to basket
Modernism in the Streets
Added to basket
Vertical
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Postconceptual Condition
Added to basket
The Ministry of Nostalgia
Added to basket
In the Flow
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Radical Cities
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
What Goes Up
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
In the Flow
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bento's Sketchbook
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Duty Free Art
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Supercommunity
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.