Photographs 1947-1977

New York: Museum of Modern Art & Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 1978. Avedon. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. A catalogue documenting Richard Avedon’s 1978 retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It presents over 160 photographs with a concordance at the book’s end identifying their subjects—luminary figures in the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and the arts, ranging from Brigitte Bardot and Tina Turner to Yves Saint Laurent and John Huston. An introductory essay by Harold Brodkey notes that “Each photograph is a confession—by [Avedon], by the sitter, by the process of photography: and the conspiracy of confession has here a gaiety—and often a ribald or impassioned or implicated sarcasm—a sexuality, a wryness, a madness, a madness of love and excitement.”. A very good plus copy bound in slick photo illustrated boards in a very good original printed acetate jacket that is browned on the spine. A few splits in acetate jacket but all is intact. Item #15342
ISBN: 0374232008

Price: $500.00

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