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Richard Avedon - In the American West, Harry N. Abrams, 1985, New York

 

Cloth with transparend dust jacket. Design by Marvin Israel and Elizabeth Avedon and with essay by Laura Wilson.



"Wilder envisioned the project to portray Avedon's take on the American West. It became a turning point in Avedon's career when he focused on everyday working class subjects such as miners soiled in their work clothes, housewives, farmers and drifters on larger-than-life prints, instead of the more traditional options of focusing upon public figures or the openness and grandeur of the West. The project lasted five years concluding with an exhibition and a catalogue. It allowed Avedon and his crew to photograph 762 people and expose approximately 17,000 sheets of 8×10 Kodak Tri-X Pan film.] The collection identified a story within his subjects of their innermost self, a connection Avedon admits would not have happened if his new sense of mortality through severe heart conditions and aging hadn't occurred. Avedon visited and traveled through state fair rodeos, carnivals, coal mines, oil fields, slaughter houses and prisons to find subjects." (wikipedia)

Pages: 172
Place: New York
Year: 1985
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Size: 28 x 36 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume II" by Parr/Badger
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Richard Avedon In the American West

Richard Avedon In the American West

Richard Avedon In the American West

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Cloth with transparend dust jacket. Design by Marvin Israel and Elizabeth Avedon and with essay by Laura Wilson.



"Wilder envisioned the project to portray Avedon's take on the American West. It became a turning point in Avedon's career when he focused on everyday working class subjects such as miners soiled in their work clothes, housewives, farmers and drifters on larger-than-life prints, instead of the more traditional options of focusing upon public figures or the openness and grandeur of the West. The project lasted five years concluding with an exhibition and a catalogue. It allowed Avedon and his crew to photograph 762 people and expose approximately 17,000 sheets of 8×10 Kodak Tri-X Pan film.] The collection identified a story within his subjects of their innermost self, a connection Avedon admits would not have happened if his new sense of mortality through severe heart conditions and aging hadn't occurred. Avedon visited and traveled through state fair rodeos, carnivals, coal mines, oil fields, slaughter houses and prisons to find subjects." (wikipedia)

Pages: 172
Place: New York
Year: 1985
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Size: 28 x 36 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume II" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. II picks here