The Resource Avedon : something personal, Norma Stevens & Steven M.L. Aronson

Avedon : something personal, Norma Stevens & Steven M.L. Aronson

Label
Avedon : something personal
Title
Avedon
Title remainder
something personal
Statement of responsibility
Norma Stevens & Steven M.L. Aronson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A candid portrait of the famed photographer, co-written by his longtime business partner and confidante, traces Avedon's life from his humble New York childhood to his death during a shoot in 2004
  • "Richard Avedon was arguably the world's most famous photographer--as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over six richly productive decades, he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for Harper's Bazaar and then Vogue), groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces, with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America. Avedon dazzled even his most dazzling subjects. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius--everyone fell under his spell. But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: He relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image, managing to remain, for all his exposure, among the most private of celebrities. No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant. In Avedon: Something Personal--equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history, including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studio--Stevens and co-author Steven M. L. Aronson masterfully trace Avedon's life from his birth to his death, in 2004, at the age of eighty-one, while at work in Texas for The New Yorker (whose first-ever staff photographer he had become in 1992). The story of his two failed marriages and the love affairs he kept hidden--Avedon was a man haunted by guilt--is told here for the first time. The book contains startlingly candid reminiscences by Mike Nichols, Calvin Klein, Claude Picasso, Renata Adler, Brooke Shields, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell, Twyla Tharp, Jerry Hall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Weber, Cindy Crawford, Donatella Versace, Jann Wenner, and Isabella Rossellini, among dozens of others. Avedon: Something Personal is the confiding, compelling full story of a man who for half a century was an enormous influence on both high and popular culture, on both fashion and art--to this day he remains the only artist to have had not one but two retrospectives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during his lifetime. Not unlike Richard Avedon's own defining portraits, the book delivers the person beneath the surface, with all his contradictions and complexities, and in all his touching humanity."--Dust jacket flaps
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CGL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevens, Norma
Dewey number
  • 770.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.A94
LC item number
S74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Aronson, Steven M. L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Avedon, Richard
  • Photographers
  • ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • HISTORY / Social History
Target audience
adult
Label
Avedon : something personal, Norma Stevens & Steven M.L. Aronson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture -- Curtain raisers -- His show of shows -- Featured players -- The house of pain -- Finding life through a lens -- All hell breaking loose -- East meets west -- Fresh affiliations -- Forbidden affinities -- Darkroom rivalry -- Assisted living -- First serving -- Assorted nuts -- Second helping -- The Calvin campaigns -- Veni, vidi...Versace! -- Back in (editorial) fashion -- Believe it or not -- The cash cow -- Unsullied legacy -- The last picture show -- The living end -- Parting words
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 699 pages
Isbn
9780812994438
Lccn
bl2017036562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011422822
  • 1663133
  • (OCoLC)on1011422822
  • 1663133
Label
Avedon : something personal, Norma Stevens & Steven M.L. Aronson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture -- Curtain raisers -- His show of shows -- Featured players -- The house of pain -- Finding life through a lens -- All hell breaking loose -- East meets west -- Fresh affiliations -- Forbidden affinities -- Darkroom rivalry -- Assisted living -- First serving -- Assorted nuts -- Second helping -- The Calvin campaigns -- Veni, vidi...Versace! -- Back in (editorial) fashion -- Believe it or not -- The cash cow -- Unsullied legacy -- The last picture show -- The living end -- Parting words
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 699 pages
Isbn
9780812994438
Lccn
bl2017036562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011422822
  • 1663133
  • (OCoLC)on1011422822
  • 1663133

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