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Avedon by Norma Stevens and Steven M. L. Aronson
Nov 21, 2017 | 720 Pages
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“It’s a good time, this book. There’s a feeling of arriving at a party where everyone is at least two drinks (and who knows what else) ahead of you. . . . Everyone saw one side of [Richard Avedon]—but together the testimonies of his assistants, models and lovers add up to a mosaic of the man.”The New York Times
“If you like tales of obsessive perfectionism and mercurial extravagance, then you’ll never be bored with this lavishly illustrated verbal portrait of one of the twentieth century’s photographic masters. . . . Intimate and dishy in its conversational tone, the book makes you feel as though you are nose to nose trading stories with a vivacious confidant, your most fabulous friend telling you unabashed and juicy truths. Part oral history, part memoir, part biography, this roomy account fills in the renowned white space surrounding Avedon, a man who curated his reputation as carefully as he did his output, remaining relentlessly private even as he revealed the era’s most incandescent personalities in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker and more.”Chicago Tribune
“Multifaceted, thoughtful . . . Norma Stevens was Avedon’s studio director and collaborator for three decades, and with writer Steven M. L. Aronson, she attempts to get at the man behind the camera, including oral history-style reminiscences from the likes of Calvin Klein, Naomi Campbell, Bruce Weber and Mikhail Baryshnikov. . . . [Avedon: Something Personal tries] to get at something Avedon himself stated so beautifully and succinctly: ‘The best portrait is always the truth.’”ArtsATL

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