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Diane Arbus

A Biography

Bosworth, Patricia

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Diane Arbus
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WW Norton
Diane Arbus—now the subject of a national retrospective and a forthcoming movie—was the archetypal artist living on the edge.

Baker & Taylor
"Like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, Diane Arbus exerts a fascination rooted in both her art and her life. Her startling photographic images of dwarfs, twins, transvestites, and freaks seemed from the first to redefine both the normal and the abnormalin our lives; they were already becoming part of the iconography of the age when Arbus committed suicide in 1971. Although her work continues to fascinate viewers years after her death, Arbus herself has remained an enigma." "In this first full biography, Patricia Bosworth examines the life and the world behind Arbus's eerie, mesmerizing images: the pampered New York childhood, her passionate marriage to Allan Arbus and their work together as fashion photographers during the fifties; her years as a conventional wife and mother; the emotional upheaval surrounding the end of her marriage; and the radically dark, liberating, and ultimately tragic turn her art took during the sixties. Bosworth's book is a compassionate portrait of the woman behind some of the most powerful photographs of our time."--BOOK JACKET.

Norton Pub
Diane Arbus--now the subject of a national retrospective and a forthcoming movie--was the archetypal artist living on the edge.
Diane Arbus's unsettling photographs of dwarves and twins, transvestites and giants, both polarized and inspired, and her work had already become legendary when she committed suicide in 1971. This groundbreaking biography examines the private life behind Arbus's controversial art. The book deals with Arbus's pampered Manhattan childhood, her passionate marriage to Allan Arbus, their work together as fashion photographers, the emotional upheaval surrounding the end of their marriage, and the radical, liberating, and ultimately tragic turn Arbus's art took during the 1960s when she was so richly productive. This edition includes a new afterword by Patricia Bosworth that covers the phenomenon of Arbus since her death, the latest Arbus scholarship, and a view of the first major retrospective of Arbus's work as well as notes on the forthcoming motion picture based on her story. Bosworth's engrossing book is a portrait of a woman who drastically altered our sense of what is permissible in photography.

Book News
In this first full biography of her, photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) is profiled, beginning with her childhood in New York, marriage and collaboration with Allan Arbus, work as a fashion photographer in the 1950s, life as a wife and mother, ultimate end to her marriage, and works during the 1960s, which focused on eccentric people, dwarfs, twins, and transvestites. Bosworth, who was a friend of Arbus, is an author and contributing editor of Vanity Fair. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, Diane Arbus exerts a fascination rooted in both her art and her life. Her startling photographic images of dwarfs, twins, transvestites, and freaks seemed from the first to redefine both the normal and the abnormal in our lives; they were already becoming part of the iconography of the age when Arbus committed suicide in 1971. Although her work continues to fascinate viewers years after her death, Arbus herself has remained an enigma.
In this first full biography, Patricia Bosworth examines the life and the world behind Arbus's eerie, mesmerizing images: the pampered New York childhood, her passionate marriage to Allan Arbus and their work together as fashion photographers during the fifties; her years as a conventional wife and mother; the emotional upheaval surrounding the end of her marriage; and the radically dark, liberating, and ultimately tragic turn her art took during the sixties. Bosworth's book is a compassionate portrait of the woman behind some of the most powerful photographs of our time.

Baker
& Taylor

An illustrated study details the ups and downs, vision, and work of the influential and controversial photographer, drawing precise correspondences between her life and her work.
Tied in to a major retrospective of the artist's work, this illustrated study details the ups and downs, vision, and work of the influential and controversial photographer, drawing precise correspondence between the life and the work. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2005
ISBN: 0393326616
Branch Call Number: B Arbus B
Characteristics: xii, 368 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

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Jealous envious read : Diane Arbus was amazing and the fact that I had to soul search to agree with her perspective on photography still plagues me.
One of the reasons I wanted to come to New York to seek out the most prestigious department store. * heir to a department store is like miracle on 34th street. I can't see, because I covet the privilege or the imagination to flourish.

sorry libcongressi have to be this embarressing 2014 copyright april 'espinola' delgado
yeah ill send you the 60 dollars plus trademark ahorasi infringement complaint. How nasty helena and connie beth are, but why in the world they are apart of libofcong i will never know.

A highly readable, engaging portrait but also a serious examination of very complex subjects - starting with Arbus herself but also delving into family dynamics, the fashion, magazine, and art worlds of the 50s and 60s, the rapidly changing social mores of the era, and photography from the point of view of the photographer, the subject, and audiences. Well researched and well written --- it's all the more impressive an achievement for being an unauthorized biography.

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