Richard Avedon's In the American West is widely regarded as a landmark project in photographic history and a definitive expression of the power of photographic art. First published by Abrams in 1985 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the book is being reissued to accompany a 20th-anniversary re-showing of the exhibition at the same museum.
Avedon, who died in 2004, was the greatest American photographer of his generation. For In the American West, he traveled throughout five years, meeting and photographing the plain people of the West: ranch workers, roustabouts, bar girls, drifters, and gamblers. The resulting book includes 120 exquisitely printed black-and-white photographs, an essay by Avedon on his working methods and portrait philosophy, a journal of the project by Laura Wilson, and a new foreword by John Rohrbach. The reissuing of this legendary book, out of print for more than a decade, is a major event in the photography world.
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Richard Avedon was one of the most influential photographers of the second half of the 20th century, and his portrait work comprises an authoritative record of our era. As a staff photographer for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, Avedon redefined fashion photography. In 1992 he was named the first staff photographer in the history of The New Yorker.From Library Journal :
Here, Avedon abandons fashion photography in favor of this collection of "strong, occasionally shocking portraits...of miners, drifters, wildcatters, slaughterhouse workers, and adolescents" (LJ 1/86).
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Description du livre Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1985. First UK edition, H/B ,acetate cover, folio approx 12 x 15" tall VG copy in VG cover . SCARCE. N° de réf. du libraire 11433
Description du livre Thames & Hudson, London, 1985. Hardcover/Hardback. État : Fine. Avedon, Richard (illustrateur). 1st edition. First edition, rare version printed in Great Britain of Avedon's famous work in the American West. Book in fantastic condition protected with acetate cover. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1010
Description du livre Thames & Hudson, 1985. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. Genuine 1st (First) Edition hardback book in very good condition and includes the clear acetate cover. Large and heavy book, which could have a supplementary cost for any overseas delivery. N° de réf. du libraire PHO_0658
Description du livre Harry N. Abrams, 1985. Hardcover. État : Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. N° de réf. du libraire 0500541108