Richard Avedon.
An Autobiography.


Photographs and Text by Richard Avedon.
Random House, New York, 1993. 432 pp., 280 tritone illustrations, 11x14".

Nearly fifty years of work make up a selection of Avedon's photographs that will be exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art next year. An Autobiography forms the definitive retrospective collection of Avedon's work. Included are many famous photographs, from Dovima and Dorian Leigh, the portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and the Warhol Factory to more contemporary work and many photographs never before seen or out of the public eye for decades. In the introduction, Avedon states "The story in this book is the story of my life. The interweaving of elements--out of chronology, as echos and foreshadowings--is true, I think, to the inner shape of any life." This important book provides a new perspective on the life's work of a photographer who has had enormous impact on the way we see the world.

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Nearly fifty years of work make up a selection of Avedon's photographs that will be exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art next year. An Autobiography forms the definitive retrospective collection of Avedon's work. Included are many famous photographs, from Dovima and Dorian Leigh, the portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and the Warhol Factory to more contemporary work and many photographs never before seen or out of the public eye for decades. In the introduction, Avedon states "The story in this book is the story of my life. The interweaving of elements--out of chronology, as echos and foreshadowings--is true, I think, to the inner shape of any life." This important book provides a new perspective on the life's work of a photographer who has had enormous impact on the way we see the world. Signed and numbered, limited to 250 copies.

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