Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY. Acetate DJ with facsimile signature. Good plus in an acceptable DJ. By Richard Avedon on the title page. DJ lightly soiled and rubbed w/ heavy wear and a few tears to edges and to the top and bottom of the spine as well as some creasing.Chip to the DJ front cover top edge about three inches long. Longer and wider chip to the DJ top edge back cover. A triangle shaped chip to the lower right hand corner DJ back cover. Substantial sunning to the spine and to a two inch band to the DJ front cover and side edge as well as similar bands to the DJ back cover.
Some light scratches and creasing. Scattered light foxing to the top fore edge.
Text is clean, binding tight and solid, boards clean with light wear present. B oards have a band of sunning to the top and side edges front and rear boards and also along the spine. Ding to the bottom edge front board. Ding to the top edge rear board.Lower right hand corner bumped. Internally, evidence of a thin water stain to the top and side edge of the first free endpaper, to the top edge of the blank page that follows and to the photograph preceding the title page.
Soil spot to the title page. Spot of foxing to the white border of the first photographic page following the text.
Tanning to the page edges. With an essay and preface by Harold Brodkey.This stunning collection of Avedon's early work illustrates his belief that all photographs are accurate. None of them is truth...
Avedon revolutionized the 20th-century art of fashion photography, imbuing it with touches of both gritty realism and outrageous fantasy and instilling it with a relentlessly experimental drive. In 1978 he appeared on the cover of Newsweek while a retrospective exhibition of his work was on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York Times). Critics praised this work as "superbly produced, and its juxtapositions of striking images from different periods well demonstrate Avedon's range, wit and technical brilliance" (New York Review of Books).
See Roth, 148; Parr & Badger I:252, II:38. Published with an opening of a retrospective exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book includes gorgeous full page duotone photographs of a number of celebrities, including Renata Adler, Marisa Berenson, Cyd Charisse, Anjelica Houston, John Houston, Lauren Hutton, Bianca Jagger, Janis Joplin, Sophia Loren, Bette Midler, Jeanne Moreau, Mike Nichols, Suzy Parker, Yves Saint Laurent, Tina Turner, Twiggy, Gloria Vanderbilt, Diana Vreeland, Marlene Dietrich, Dovima, Dior, Brigitte Bardot, Joan Baez, Lauren Bacall, the Duchess of Alba, Cecil Beaton, Gabrielle Chanel, Galanos, Gres, Dolores Guinness, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Lena Horne, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Shrimpton, Marilyn Monroe, Veruschka, Zouzou, and many, many others. A wonderful and fascinating book and a true collector's item. 162 full and double paged photographs.
The item "SIGNED Richard Avedon Photographs 1947 1977 1st HC DJ Marilyn Monroe Veruschka" is in sale since Tuesday, September 23, 2014. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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