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Richard Avedon: Evidence 1944-1994

Avedon, Richard; Jane Livingston; Adam Gopnik; David A. Ross

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ISBN 10: 067940922X / ISBN 13: 9780679409229
Published by Random House, New York, 1994
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Illustrated with more than 600 photographs. With essays by Jane Livingston and Adam Gopnik. Foreword by David A. Ross. Edited by Mary Shanahan. Published on the occasion of the major Avedon retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 24 - June 26, 1994. ; Tight binding, clean and crisp pages. A hint of light shelf wear to slightly tanned dustjacket with two very minor closed tears, otherwise an excellent copy of the First Printing of the First Edition, now protected in a new Mylar cover. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Not ex-library. ; Folio; 183 pages Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 11146

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Title: Richard Avedon: Evidence 1944-1994

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

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The definitive account of the life and work of Richard Avedon, to accompany a major retrospective of the photographic work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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This large-format book reproduces Avedon's work to the highest standards, documenting his 50 years as a fashion and portrait photographer. Livingston presents a chronology and analysis of his work; Gopnik contributes a thorough biographical essay. With his brutally frank photographic style, Avedon (An Autobiography, LJ 10/15/93) influenced a generation of photographers. Either in his studio or on commission from major illustrated magazines, Avedon seems to have photographed nearly every notable celebrity of the 20th century. His images of everyday people are equally powerful, as exemplified by a series from Vietnam in 1971 and one on drifters and unemployed Americans. The book has a unique design, simultaneously providing an illustrated checklist of the 50-year retrospective exhibit at the Whitney Museum on which the book is based and an illustrated chronology of Avedon's life and work. Those interested in Avedon's career or in the fine arts will want this book, which supplements and interprets the Whitney exhibit. Highly recommended.
Kathleen Collins, New York Transit Museum Archives, Brooklyn
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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