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Nan Goldin (Phaidon 55's) Paperback – 1 May 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd (1 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714840734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714840734
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'beautiful'
Diva --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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Over the past few years I've discovered Nan Goldin's life and photography by the 'drip-feed' method, 'a magazine article here or an image there' sort of way. Now with Phaidon publishing the work of 20 photographers in their Phaidon 55 series, spanning over a century of photography, each volume containing a brief biographical essay and 55 photographs in chronological order, suddenly the bones have been fleshed out and I'm ready to delve deeper into the world of Nan and the many others beside. Already I'm an addict!
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I love this book. It gives a beautiful taster of the amazing work of Nan Goldin. It allows the viewer a glimpse into her world, it gives a certain amount of background information on each image which is invaluable. The chronological biography at the end of the book is also very helpful. Well worth it.
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book in perfect condition, barely used, I am most satisfied with my purchase, thank you
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small but lovely
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small Book Big Impact 15 April 2011
By Donna Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Nan Goldin's 55 is more than a collection of "out of the ordinary" photographs; it is a documentation of real life. As a photographer, Nan set out to understand personal relationships and resolve her personal history. These photographs display different aspects of life, like Nan's relationships with social outcasts that we commonly overlook. She gets very personal with her subjects in most of the photographs, almost invading their privacy.
The book begins with an essay introducing Nan Goldin and her theoretical approach, and then goes on to explain how Nan came to know photography. Also explained are the tragic and life changing experiences that influenced and pushed her to challenge documentary photography. Nan opened a door that changed how we see the world by showing us things that weren't normally seen in photographs. Previous photographers such as Larry Clark had suggested the possibility with his very intimate Tulsa collection. Nan wanted to understand people, relationships and where she stood in the world and this book is a small glimpse into her search for purpose.
55 is a combined version of several different exhibitions and projects that Nan has done over the years. Although the book is small in size, the intensity of the images hasn't changed. Every photo is illuminated in color and accompanied by a caption that explains the individual photograph, as well as added details of the subject. This book is perfectly capable of standing alone in defining Nan Goldin's work and is also a short, beautifully written biography.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection! 16 Dec. 2006
By Dynamite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I searched long and hard for an affordable and great collection of Nan Goldin's work and this is the winner. The pictures are crisp and the color is good. Although, some of her famous photographs were missing, and some of my favorites as well, I recommend this book. Great deal!!
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars long live the queen! 2 April 2000
By fernando sosa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
nan goldin is, no room for a doubt, the greatest photographer of our decade. no one like her can capture the way modern life can be odd and beautiful at the same time. this book contains some of her brilliant artwork, the quality of the photos is really great, and besides, its less expensive than most of her books, and as good as most of them. its great to find another excellent book of her. you wont be dissapointed, believe me! you have to see it for yourself!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 Mar. 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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classic images from a modern iconoclast
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully raw and REAL photography 11 Feb. 2002
By S. Sofija Canavan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
nan goldin is a credit to photography. her works are so personal and show simple and humble pictures of friends and herself. nothing is dolled up or made to look fashionable...it's how things are...caught at the perfect moments. i am in love with this collection and go back to it many times to look at my favorites.
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