Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

A Biography

eBook - 2012
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"A spellbinding portrait" of the tumultuous life and artistic career of one of the most creative photographers of the 1960s ( New York magazine).
Diane Arbus became famous for her intimate and unconventional portraits of twins, dwarfs, sideshow performers, eccentrics, and everyday "freaks." Condemned by some for voyeurism, praised by others for compassion, she was nonetheless a transformative figure in twentieth-century photography and hailed by all for her undeniable genius. Her life was cut short when she committed suicide in 1971 at the peak of her career. In the first complete biography of Arbus, author Patricia Bosworth traces the arc of Arbus's remarkable life: her sheltered upper-class childhood and passionate, all-consuming marriage to Allan Arbus; her roles as wife and devoted mother; and her evolution from fashion photographer to critically acclaimed artist--one who forever altered the boundaries of photography.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2012, c1984
ISBN: 9781453244999
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill


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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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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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