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Avedon Fashion 1944-2000

Avedon Fashion Avedon Fashion encompasses seven decades of extraordinary images by Richard Avedon the most influential fashion photographer of the th century This comprehensive volume offers a definitiv

  • Title: Avedon Fashion 1944-2000
  • Author: Richard Avedon Philippe Garner Vincent Aletti Willis Hartshorn Vince Aletti
  • ISBN: 9780810983892
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Avedon Fashion 1944 2000 encompasses seven decades of extraordinary images by Richard Avedon, the most influential fashion photographer of the 20th century.This comprehensive volume offers a definitive survey, from Avedon s groundbreaking early photographs for Harper s Bazaar through his constantly inventive contributions to Vogue, Egoiste, and The New Yorker Each carefulAvedon Fashion 1944 2000 encompasses seven decades of extraordinary images by Richard Avedon, the most influential fashion photographer of the 20th century.This comprehensive volume offers a definitive survey, from Avedon s groundbreaking early photographs for Harper s Bazaar through his constantly inventive contributions to Vogue, Egoiste, and The New Yorker Each carefully selected image represents an artistic collaboration with significant models, stylists, and designers Avedon Fashion accompanies the first major exhibition to survey this body of work, at the International Center of Photography in May 2009 With critical essays by Carol Squiers, curator at the ICP, and photography critic Vince Aletti, as well as an appreciation by photo historian Philippe Garner, Avedon Fashion chronicles an astonishing record of photographic achievement.

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    1. Richard Avedon Philippe Garner Vincent Aletti Willis Hartshorn Vince Aletti

      By capturing American ideals of celebrity, fashion, and beauty in the 20th and early 21st centuries, Richard Avedon helped to establish photography as a contemporary art form Avedon s distinct style of portrait photography is nothing short of iconic While the portraiture of his contemporaries focused on single moments or composed formal images, his stark lighting and minimalist white backdrops drew the viewer to the intimate, emotive power of the subject s expression Between 1945 and 1965, he worked as a fashion photographer, revolutionizing the craft even as he honed his aesthetic His work appeared in magazines from Harper s Bazaar and Vogue to Life and Look Later, he moved into journalism and the art world His subjects included pop icons, models, musicians, writers, artists, workers, political activists, soldiers, Vietnam War victims, politicians, and his family Curator Paul Roth observes In an Avedon portrait, the face maps an intersection It is a place where the world outside the photograph meets the world inside the mind Richard Avedon b 1923, New York d 2004, San Antonio, Texas studied philosophy at Columbia University, New York, and served in the photography department of the U.S Merchant Marines before studying photography with Alexey Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research, New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, presented two solo exhibitions during his lifetime, in 1978 and 2002 Major retrospectives were mounted at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1994 , and at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark 2007 traveled to Milan, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and San Francisco, through 2009.

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    1. “No way,” I thought to myself as I read within the first few pages of this book that Avedon was proclaimed by US Camera as “the most controversial figure in photograph” in 1948. Let’s see here: A woman in Paris, flirting with some sailors. A woman on the beach, about to throw a ball. This lady is jumping in a studio - doesn’t Vogue US do that, like, all the time? They’re beautiful pictures, certainly not boring. But how could this be controversial?Obviously, times changes. But as I [...]


    2. Most of Avedon's photography books are heavily weighted towards his portraiture work, so I was happy to discover one solely dedicated to his fashion portfolio. Avedon himself may shrug off this work as thematically shallow, but the experimentation that magazines like Harper's Bazaar and Vogue allowed him early on his career to discover his interests, techniques, and strengths that could later be applied to the non-fashion fields. The book clearly shows this evolution by presenting the photograph [...]


    3. This is one of the most complete retrospectives of Avedon's work, with special focus on fashion. The paper has a great satin finish, making the photos really stand out much more than most of the other Avedon photo books. If you have one book on Avedon fashion, this is the one to own.



    4. A seminal photographer's work laid out all bright and big and clear. also some very helpful essays which guided my eye as i tried to understand what i was seeing.


    5. I saw the exhibit at the MFA Boston in November. The exhibit was great, but the book is superior: Up close views of the photos on view, plus many more. Beautifully presented, gorgeous book.


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