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

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

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By Mavlian and Baker
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Sir Elton John’s truly remarkable collection of international modernist photography stems from personal passion: since 1991, he has amassed more than two thousand photographs, which include key figures from Europe and America alongside many of the foremost photographers from Japan, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

This book draws together the finest works from 1920 to 1950, a period that is widely considered to be photography’s ‘coming of age’, a time of great experimentation and innovation when artists pushed the boundaries of the medium. In the mid 1920s László Moholy-Nagy coined the term New Vision to describe the way photography could be used to see the world through a modern lens. As new technology developed, it allowed the freedom both to experiment and to record, leading to new developments such as photograms, typographics and the bird’s and worm’s eye views. This period also encompassed key avant-garde movements of the 20th century in which photography played a central role – dada, surrealism, the Bauhaus and Russian constructivism.

With over 150 illustrations, an interview with Sir Elton John exploring the motivations behind his collecting, and essays looking at the photographs within the history of modernism and an exploration of the impact of technical innovations on the form, The Radical Eye will introduce a new audience to this unique body of work and provide an indispensable resource to those who are already fans of the period.

Simon Baker is Senior Curator, International Art (Photography) at Tate Modern.

Shoair Mavlian is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern.
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  • Exhibition The Radical Eye
  • Dimensions 28 x 21.8 cm
  • Author Shoair Mavlian and Simon Baker
  • ISBN 9781849764070
  • Paperback Yes
  • Number of illustrations 150
  • Publisher Tate Publishing
  • No of pages 240
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UK – 3-5 working days

Europe – 5-7 working days

Rest of world – 7-10 working days

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £50. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

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UK – £3.60 per order

Europe – £12 per order

Rest of world – £28 per order

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Please contact our customer service team within 30 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints and pierced earrings.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.00–17.30).

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