Woman in the Mirror

By Richard Avedon; Richard Avedon (Photographer); Anne Hollander (Essay by)
(ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9780810959620, 246pp.)

Publication Date: November 2005

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Description
An incisive essay by art historian Anne Hollander offers an overview of Avedon's images of women. He was able to create an unparalleled view of women in his time, a tumultuous half century of rapidly changing social facts, cultural ideals, popular styles, and high fashion.



About the Author
Richard Avedon chronicled the latter half of the twentieth century with powerful portraits of artists, intellectuals, political figures, and events of the time. In a career spanning six decades, he turned fashion photography into an art form and reinvented the genre of photographic portraiture. His work is a vital part of the canon of the history of photography, and his donations of his work to the Smithsonian Institution have created a significant legacy of some of his most important images, including those in this book.

Richard Avedon chronicled the latter half of the twentieth century with powerful portraits of artists, intellectuals, political figures, and events of the time. In a career spanning six decades, he turned fashion photography into an art form and reinvented the genre of photographic portraiture. His work is a vital part of the canon of the history of photography, and his donations of his work to the Smithsonian Institution have created a significant legacy of some of his most important images, including those in this book.

Anne Hollander is an independent art historian, critic, and historian of dress. A Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and former President of PEN American Center, she is the author of three other books, "Sex and Suits" (1994), "Moving Pictures" (1989), and "Seeing through Clothes" (California, 1993).
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