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An Autobiography: The Photographs of Richard Avedon Hardcover – 31 Dec 1993
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Nearly fifty years of work is presented in a retrospective by the world-famous photographer, including well-known images of Marilyn Monroe, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and the Warhol Factory, as well as many previously unpublished photographs.
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A startling new look at the life's work of a photographer who had an enormous impact on the way we see the world.See all Product description
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All pictures are black and white. No text, only pictures. The print is very good. Each picture cover all the page (much bigger than a A4). My only complain is the few number of pictures spread in two pages. I don't like pictures divided in this way.
Except for the two-pages pictures, the book oposes two pictures, one in each page. Many comparisons are poweful, funny or interesting, but others are not. For instance, see the pages with the snake-hunter and Truman Capote, or the pages with Dick Hickcock and his father, etc.
There are many portraits, a few fashion pictures (too few) and a lot of "reportage" pictures. Portraits are the most interesting pictures of the book.
The book is organized in three parts. The three parts combine the three types of pictures (portraits, fashion, reportage), but the mixture is different in each case. I love parts 1 and 2 but the selection of the part 3 is strange, with many pictures taken at a mental hospital, victims of the napalm in Vietnam, etc. Most of these pictures are heavily granulated.
To sum-up, the quality of the book is very high, very interesting, great prints... but the selection is not 100% of my liking in the third part of the book.