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Avedon at Work: In the American West (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Imprint Series) Hardcover – November 1, 2003
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I recommended this book to anyone, who is looking to find a sence of meaning to their craft as a artist. This book makes to think about yourself, and what you can do to give depth to your work.
I wish other art book would explain the process of their work. Then more people would enjoy what they see instead of brush it to the side.
I must warn you that the insights deal with how Avedon approaches people - there is no technique, no discussion of lighting, nothing technical at all. For me, this is exactly what I wanted from the book. However, if you expecting any of these, you'll want to look elsewhere.
What this book does offer is a wonderful overview of the thoughts behind "In the American West". You begin to feel how Avedon approaches his subjects and how he connects to them. It also gives a feel for the final product came about from both an organic and a very well planned, envisioned if you will, composition.
It's a really good book, with astonishing picture from Avedon assistents.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really interesting and gives a good perspective on how Avedon did the project.Published 19 months ago by Cynthia
This is my favourite series of Richard Avedon Works
This gave me a indept view of what was happening and why and shows the signs of the times in that period. Read more
A master class for any photographer, how to develop a project, how to approach for portraits, how to persevere during such a long-breathed work. Read morePublished on August 1, 2009 by Eduardo A. Castanho
Nice book, interesting to read about this project and the stories of the people portrait in it. However, the layout and design don't complement the story.Published on March 18, 2009 by M. Hirez
This is a beautiful book and easily a perfect introduction to Avedon's portraits. Our granddaughter is very interested in photography and this book explains a little about the... Read morePublished on December 24, 2008 by Cristi S. Goldman
we have all seen the finished products of any artist but knowing what goes through their mind is fascinating at times. Read morePublished on October 2, 2007 by A. Francolini