Cahun, Claude – Art Books, Monographs and biographies
Absence Where As: Claude Cahun and the Unopened Book
by Nathalie (Nathanaël) Stephens
Publisher: Nightboat (March 2, 2009)
Amazon writes: This new book, from inter-genre, bilingual writer Nathanaël (Nathalie Stephens), investigates the relationship between image and language through a philosophical and poetic meditation on a self-portrait by Surrealist photographer and writer Claude Cahun.
By Rosalind E.
Publisher: MIT Press, 1999
Subject: Claude Cahun and Dora Maar : by way of introduction ; Louise Bourgeois: Portrait of the artist as Fillette ; Agnes Martin: The cloud ; Eva Hesse: Contingent ; Cindy Sherman: Untitled …
Cherchez CLAUDE CAHUN
By Laura Cottingham
61 pp., 20 illus. First French ed. Lyon, ed. carobella ex-natura, 2002
Artextbooks.com: “First French publication of Cottingham’s seminal essay on Cahun, an early surrealist, feminist, and lesbian performance artist / photographer who has only been rediscovered in the past decade.”
Claude Cahun [Texte imprimé] : [photographies]
introd. par François Leperlier
Publication : Paris : Nathan, 1999
By Francois Lepelier and Liz Heron
Blackwell Verso 1997
Claude Cahun: A Sensual Politics of Photography
by Gen Doy
Publisher: I.B.Tauris (January 15, 2008)
Claude Cahun. Bilder
Edited by Heike Ander and Dirk Snauwaert, text by Laura Cottingham, Francoise Leperlier, Peter Weibel and Dirk Snauwaert
Munich, Germany: Kunstverein München, July 16-September 28, 1997
Claude Cahun, Photographe
Essay by Francois Leperlier
Paris: Jean Michel Place, 1992
Claude Cahun: Masks and Metamorphoses
Blackwell Verso 1997 (2nd. edition 2001)
Claude Cahun. Photographe: 1894-1954
Edited by François Leperlier.
Paris, France: Musée d’ArtModerne de la Ville de Paris, June 23-September 17, 1995
Don’t Kiss Me: Art of Claude Cahun and Marcel MooreJun 2006
by Louise Downie (ed.)
Publisher: Tate Publishing (June 2006)
Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun
by Jennifer L. Shaw
Publisher: Reaktion Books (June 15, 2017)
Amazon writes: Jennifer L. Shaw embeds Cahun within the exciting social and artistic milieu of Paris between the wars. She examines her relationship with Marcel Moore—Cahun’s stepsister, lover, and life partner—who was a central collaborator helping make some of the most compelling photographs and photomontages of Cahun’s oeuvre, dreamscapes of disassembled portraiture and scenes that simultaneously fascinate and terrify.
Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology
Edited by: Mary Ann Caws, includes translations of writing by the infamous Elsa Baroness von Freytag-Lorinhoven, Annie Le Brun, Djuna Barnes’ friend Mina Loy, Méret Oppenheim, Gisle Prassinos, painter Frida Kahlo, and photographer Claude Cahun.
Indexed. Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 2001, 530 pp.
Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography
Texts by Jennifer Blessing, Carole-Anne Tyler, Sarah Wilson, Nancy Spector, Judith Halberstam, with a picture essay by Lyle Ashton Harris.
First ed. New York, Abrams, 1997
A study of gender representation in photography from the Surrealists to the 1970s in Europe and America. Photographers include Barney, Beaton, Brassai, Cahun, Hoch, Klauke, Lynes, Man Ray, Madame Yevonde, Antoni, Goldin, Mapplethorpe, Markay, Messager, Molinier, Morimura, Opie, Samaras, Sherman, Sieverding, Van Lamsweerde.
Women Making Art: History, Subjectivity, Aesthetics
By Marsha Meskimmon
London and New York: Routledge, 2003
Tee Corinne in Queer Caucus for Art newsletter, June 2003: (The book) “includes an extended discussion of work by lesbian photographers Claude Cahun (1894-1954) and Rosy Martin (1946-). There are great bibliographic notations, but the inadequate index is both perplexing and vexing”.
NB! The fact that an artist is mentioned in Feminine Moments’ bibliography it is of course no guaranty that she will be lesbian, bisexual or queer tomorrow, nor that the authors of the above books are “out and proud” in their writings…