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A startling new look at the life's work of a photographer who had an enormous impact on the way we see the world.
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RICHARD AVEDON (b. 1923) was the editor, with his classmate James Baldwin, of The Magpie, the literary magazine at De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx. In 1942 he joined the photography department of the U.S. merchant marine. He was a staff photographer at I>Harper's Bazaar (1951-1965) and Vogue (1966-1988), and he collaborated with James Baldwin on Nothing Personal (1964), a book about the civil rights movement. In 1992 he became the first staff photographer at The New Yorker.From Library Journal:
Readers expecting a memoir might initially be mystified by this compendium of splendidly reproduced photographs, but it makes sense for the renowned Avedon, once chief photographer at Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and now the first staff photographer at The New Yorker , to reconsider his life through images. This is no literal retelling of events; as Avedon notes in his brief preface, "I haven't lived chronologically. No one does." Avedon instead divides his images into three sections representing stages in the inevitable role-playing of life: "sermons of bravado," that celebratory phase when we are feeling our power; our exploration of roles we have adopted; and, finally, the moment when those roles lock us in. The divisions may not always seem so distinctive, but readers browsing through images of the well known--socialites, politicians, artists--and the unknown--street performers, the mentally ill, victims of napalm--will come away with a clear sense of Avedon's ability to make the ordinary extraordinary. Ultimately, this is an "autogiography" of us all--our hopes, disenchantments, and persistent vulnerability. Highly recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/93.
- Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1993. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. , 3900grams, ISBN:0224036556. Seller Inventory # 6873325
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Interior very good. I could only find one mark on any of the photographs. The spine is open internally but still holding firm. The cover has a faded and marked spine and a faded panel at top front. More marking on the back and a scuff on the back image. Firmly bound. Seller Inventory # 8Z-NIVC-30PM
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1993 First Edition. Hardback. No Dustjacket. London, 1993, 1993. Large 4to. Copiously illustrated in black and white throughout. ISBN: 0224036556 Pages: 434 From the library of Ronald Searle (1920 - 2011) British artist, illustrator and satirical cartoonist. This book is very heavy, and delivery costs may be a consideration especially outside Britain. About fine. Seller Inventory # A99117
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1993. HARDCOVER. Condition: VERY GOOD. 1993. Jonathan Cape. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG+, b/w plate on back board, red titles on front board and spine, brown boards. 14x11.5. Profuse b/w photos by Avedon. ***PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE SORRY, BUT THIS IS A HEAVY ITEM AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE PARTICULARLY FOR OVERSEAS POST.**** A unique collection of photographs which tracks the path of three crucial illusions in the author's life. The first section is about the illusion of laughter and a young man's discovery of the fine line between hilarity and panic. The second is about the illusion of power. The third section is about the loss of all illusions. Seller Inventory # 1079801
Book Description Random House, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First. Seller Inventory # SONG0224036556
Book Description Random House, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0224036556