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Diane Arbus (1923–1971)

Autor(a) de Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph

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Image credit: Allan Arbus/The Estate of Diane Arbus

Obras de Diane Arbus

Associated Works

Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand (2017) — Autor, algumas edições5 cópias


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Diane Arbus redefined the concerns and the range of the art she practiced. Her bold subject matter and photographic approach have established her preeminence in the world of the visual arts. Her gift for rendering strange those things we consider most familiar, and uncovering the familiar within the exotic, enlarges our understanding of ourselves.

Diane Arbus Revelations affords the first opportunity to explore the origins, scope, and aspirations of what is a wholly original force in photography. Arbus’s frank treatment of her subjects and her faith in the intrinsic power of the medium have produced a body of work that is often shocking in its purity, in its steadfast celebration of things as they are. Presenting many of her lesser-known or previously unpublished photographs in the context of the iconic images reveals a subtle yet persistent view of the world.

The book reproduces two hundred full-page duotones of Diane Arbus photographs spanning her entire career, many of them never before seen. It also includes an essay, “The Question of Belief,” by Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and “In the Darkroom,” a discussion of Arbus’s printing techniques by Neil Selkirk, the only person authorized to print her photographs since her death. A 104-page Chronology by Elisabeth Sussman, guest curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art show, and Doon Arbus, the artist’s eldest daughter, illustrated by more than three hundred additional images and composed mainly of previously unpublished excerpts from the artist’s letters, notebooks, and other writings, amounts to a kind of autobiography. An Afterword by Doon Arbus precedes biographical entries on the photographer’s friends and colleagues by Jeff L. Rosenheim, associate curator of photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These texts help illuminate the meaning of Diane Arbus’s controversial and astonishing vision.
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petervanbeveren | 1 outra resenha | Jun 10, 2024 |
Ci sono autori letterari più citati che letti e forse su questo piano regge un parallelismo con Arbus, di cui si conoscono benissimo poche foto e molto meno bene molte altre. Questo è il suo capolavoro, opera imprescindibile che cambia il corso della fotografia. E ancora una volta va riconosciuto a Szarkowski di aver capito tutto quando presentò nel 1967 Arbus, Winogrand e Friedlander. La fotografia del futuro era tutta lì.
d.v. | outras 4 resenhas | May 16, 2023 |
"The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way."
jrmypttrsn | outras 4 resenhas | Sep 5, 2019 |


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Doon Arbus Contributor, Afterword, Editor
Carl Weissner Contributor


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