Married to Max Ernst, Tanning lived in Paris in the 1950s, then returned to the USA after his death. She died in 2012. This book looks at the diverse output of an amazingly long career. Accompanies the current exhibition at the Tate Modern.
Wonders of early civilisations: figurines from the Cyclades, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, the Oxus and Indus valleys, Iran, Iberia, etc. ‘Idols’ does not seem the right descriptive for these as we only guess at their function; but their small, highly concentrated presences give each of them an extraordinary power. Superbly illustrated.