Avedon Fashion 1944-2000
encompasses seven decades of extraordinary images by Richard Avedon, the most influential fashion photographer of the 20th century. This comprehensive volume offers a definitive survey, from Avedon’s groundbreaking early photographs for Harper’s Bazaar through his constantly inventive contributions to Vogue, Egoïste, and The New Yorker. Each carefully selected image represents an artistic collaboration with significant models, stylists, and designers. Avedon Fashion accompanies the first major exhibition to survey this body of work, at the International Center of Photography in May 2009. With critical essays by Carol Squiers, curator at the ICP, and photography critic Vince Aletti, as well as an appreciation by photo-historian Philippe Garner, Avedon Fashion chronicles an astonishing record of photographic achievement.
I have most of Avedon’s books because I worked on a few in my publishing career. Woman in the Mirror: 1945-2004 is really fabulous but so are most of the Avedon books. They are beautifully produced and definitely worth the money.
For exhibition information click here. It runs from May 15–September 6, 2009. I am definitely going to NYC soon to catch this one since I missed the David Seidner exhibit (didn’t even know about it!) and “The Model as Muse” at the MET.
For recent articles and reviews in the NY Times click here, here, and here!