- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Hatje Cantz (September 30, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3775721134
- ISBN-13: 978-3775721134
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 9.9 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,739,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Richard Avedon: Photographs 1946-2004 Hardcover – September 30, 2007
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This latest collection of approximately 200 of Avedon's photographs is the catalogue that accompanies a traveling exhibit of the master photographer, which began at Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and will close in San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art. It must have been a difficult assignment to select the images that are reproduced (so beautifully) here. Many of Avedon's most famous photographs are included although there were some that I had never seen before and some I missed seeing. (For example, I would have included the magnificent shot of Tina Turner that usually fills a museum wall when it is exhibited.) The one color photograph by Avedon here is the famous or infamous, depending on your point of view, of Nastssja Kinski and the Serpent (1981). Several fashion shots are included. My favorites are the two of the model Dovima-- with the elephants in 1955 and in front of the pyramids in Eqypt in 1951.Read more ›
His portraiture has also been very significant. The stark, stripped down images he presents us with provide a direct line to the character of his sitters. The two 'In Cold Blood' portraits are both disturbing and illuminating. The 'simplicity of his portraits mask the work of a master technician, someone in complete control of his medium.
A great book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has a permanent spot on my coffee table. From Avadon's early fashion photography in 1950s Paris to his mature work in the American West, this book is a joy and... Read morePublished on September 29, 2009 by Norbert
Excelent review of one of the most talented photographers in the 20th century. A book that must be in any personal library of any professional or amateur photographer.Published on May 15, 2009 by Juan Gabriel Sordo Jara
..in the beginning, I think this is the best collection of Richard Avedon's artwork, but it's not. I would say this book is just a collection of kind of collection of photos for... Read morePublished on August 7, 2008 by A. Ho