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Avedon: Murals and Portraits

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Avedon: Murals and Portraits │By (author) Mary Panzer

 

No photographer had a more serious and deeply felt response to the political and cultural impact of the 1960s and early 1970s than Richard Avedon, whose iconic portraits of key figures of the era influenced the course of photography in the decades that followed. In four monumental photographic murals (reproduced in large gatefolds) and many related portraits, he portrayed Andy Warhol's gender-bending Factory, with Viva and Candy Darling; Abbie Hoffman and the radical agitators of the Chicago Seven; Allen Ginsberg's family, friends, and fellow artists; and the U.S. Mission Council in Saigon alongside searing portraits of victims of the Vietnam War.The photographs are accompanied by images of archival material, including Avedon's diaries, correspondence, and contact prints. Major essays explore Avedon's penetrating incursions into the history and spirit of these tumultuous years.Praise for Avedon: Murals and Portraits:"The past season has given us some memorable photography shows in the city's museums and galleries. None have been better-technically more audacious, emotionally more varied, ethically more unanswering-than this one." -New York Times


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Product details

Format Hardback | 300 pages
Dimensions 269 x 329 x 27mm | 2,060g
Publication date 27 Jun 2012
Publisher Abrams
Publication City/Country New York, United States
Language English
Illustrations note w. 250 duotone photographs.
ISBN10 1419705636
ISBN13 9781419705632
Bestsellers rank 359,254

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