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Nan Goldin (55s) [Hardcover]

Guido Costa , Nan Goldin
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17 Sep 2010 55s
Recognized internationally for her intimate and compelling images, the American photographer Nan Goldin (b.1953) has lived and worked in Boston, New York, Berlin and in Paris, her current home. Since the early 1970s Goldin has taken numerous photographs of her friends and 'family', which form a significant and important body of work. She is most famous for her Ballad of Sexual Dependency photographs, a constantly changing slide show of approximately 750 photographs set to music. Goldin's life and friends became the focus of her work – a diary of friends and lovers in Europe and America, in the underground and gay scene. This accessible monograph is the perfect introduction to her work.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (17 Sep 2010)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 0714859451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714859453
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 14.7 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Guido Costa curates exhibitions worldwide and his writing on art and photography has been widely published. He has worked closely with Nan Goldin for many years and collaborated with her on the book Ten Years After (1996). He also contributed to her major retrospective monograph, The Devil's Playground, published by Phaidon.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent intro 20 Oct 2012
Nan Goldin has been producing intimate and sometimes confrontational images of her circle of close friends for many years and her body of work grows as time goes by. This book by Phaidon serves as an excellent taster to the type of images Goldin produces. Her work is raw, intimate, sexual and, at times, unflinchingly horrific.

Before you write her off as a peddler of pornography I urge you to view this book, the images taken of her friends as the menace of AIDS reared its head are genuinely moving. We see Goldins close friend 'Cookie', first marrying her lover, then burying him and, a scant two months later, lying in a casket herself. Birth, growth, hope and death are all displayed sensitively in an intensely moving set of images that will make even the stoniest of hearts beat in sympathy.

Goldins work can be discomfitting but it can never be accused of being dishonest.

I recommend this book as a worthy primer to her work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Formats ruins the imagery 3 Feb 2014
By Rob
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book was tiny not what I expected, wouldn't have bought if it had been described correctly feel robbed. format ruins the imagery don't buy this format.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Should have read reviews, opps! 22 Aug 2013
I should have read the reviews, hence the low star rating so that others will actually notice my review. The book is very small! Comes with a big sticker on the front saying 'Pocket sized', shame that's not on the pic'. Really disappointed as the content is beautiful, warrants a big book and higher price tag.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 20 April 2013
By Inga
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
the product was brilliant, came really quick, quicker then expected. Who loves Nan Goldin and her work, really like this book. Its everything you need in a small packaging.
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