Princeton University Library Catalog

Avedon's France : old world, new look / Robert M. Rubin, Marianne Le Galliard.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Abrams ; Paris, France : Bibliothèque nationale de France, [2016]
Description:
799 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Summary note:
Exploring Richard Avedon's fascination with France, Avedon's France brings together a collection of spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters, publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives) and substantive essays by the authors. In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon's apprenticeship to his mentor, Alexei Brodovitch; his encounters with French fashion; his idealised version of Paris in the movie Funny Face; his fresh take on the Belle Epoque in his book on Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Diary of a Century; and his fruitful association with the magazine Egoiste later in his life. Avedon's France offers a full account of Avedon's restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world, and it reveals a master image maker, a true artist for his time.
Notes:
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, October 18, 2016-February 26, 2017.
  • Translation of: La France d'Avedon.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN:
  • 9781419726002
  • 1419726005
OCLC:
957748074
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