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DIANE ARBUS: PORTRAIT OF A PHOTOGRAPHER. Arthur Lubow. Ecco, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York, 2016. 768 pp. with 25 ills. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9780062234322 In English.
Publisher's description: The definitive biography of the beguiling Diane Arbus, one of the most influential and important photographers of the twentieth century, a brilliant and absorbing exposition that links the extraordinary arc of her life to her iconic photographs. Diane Arbus brings to life the full story of one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century, a visionary who revolutionized photography and altered the course of contemporary art with her striking, now iconic images. Arbus comes startlingly to life on these pages, a strong-minded child of unnerving originality who grew into a formidable artist and forged an intimacy with her subjects that has inspired generations of artists. Arresting, unsettling, and poignant, her photographs stick in our minds. Why did these people fascinate her? And what was it about her that captivated them? It is impossible to understand the transfixing power of Arbus's photographs without understanding her life story. Arthur Lubow draws on exclusive interviews with Arbus's friends, lovers, and colleagues, on previously unknown letters, and on his own profound critical understanding of photography, to explore Arbus's unique perspective.
Artist(s):Arbus, Diane
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Photography, (Auto)Biography — Women Artists
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 171410
Hardcover $35.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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