Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

A Biography

Book - 2005
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"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."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2005
ISBN: 9780393326611
Branch Call Number: 770.92 ARBUS BOSWO
Characteristics: xii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes: Originally published: 1984


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dgfe7ytrhgfo9t90 Jul 03, 2014

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.

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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.

mikelindq Apr 24, 2014

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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