Richard Avedon. Women in the Mirror

Anne Hollander, Richard Avedon

Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2005

53,95

Looking at his work in this way, Avedon was able to create an unparalleled view of women in his time, a tumultuous half century of rapidly changing social facts, cultural ideals, popular styles, and high fashion. As an artist, Avedon was deeply responsive to nuances of expression, gesture, and comportment, and his photographs unfailingly opened a window to the interior lives of his subjects. These ranged from celebrities (Marilyn Monroe), artists (Marguerite Duras, June Leaf), and high-fashion models (Suzy Parker, Dovima) to anonymous people that simply drew his attention. Like the best of art and literature, they evoke rich lives and complex experiences.

An incisive essay by art historian Anne Hollander offers an overview of a half century of Avedon’s images of women.

ISBN: 978-0810959620

248 pages, 125 tritone illustrations & 10 full color illustrations, 36,2 × 28,8 cm, hardcover, English