Richard Avedon's In the American West is widely regarded as a landmark project in photographic history and a definitive expression of the power of photographic art. First published by Abrams in 1985 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the book is being reissued to accompany a 20th-anniversary re-showing of the exhibition at the same museum.
Avedon, who died in 2004, was the greatest American photographer of his generation. For In the American West, he traveled throughout five years, meeting and photographing the plain people of the West: ranch workers, roustabouts, bar girls, drifters, and gamblers. The resulting book includes 120 exquisitely printed black-and-white photographs, an essay by Avedon on his working methods and portrait philosophy, a journal of the project by Laura Wilson, and a new foreword by John Rohrbach. The reissuing of this legendary book, out of print for more than a decade, is a major event in the photography world.
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Richard Avedon was one of the most influential photographers of the second half of the 20th century, and his portrait work comprises an authoritative record of our era. As a staff photographer for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, Avedon redefined fashion photography. In 1992 he was named the first staff photographer in the history of The New Yorker.
Laura Wilson is a photographer whose previous books are Hutterites of Montana, Watt Matthews of Lambshead, and Avedon at Work. She lives in Dallas.
John Rohrbach is senior photography curator at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth.
Here, Avedon abandons fashion photography in favor of this collection of "strong, occasionally shocking portraits...of miners, drifters, wildcatters, slaughterhouse workers, and adolescents" (LJ 1/86).
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Descripción Abrams, USA, 1985. Cloth. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Fine. Mint copy, cloth oversized book in glassine DJ as issued Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 000026
Descripción Abrams, USA, 1985. Cloth. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Fine. Mint copy, cloth oversized book in glassine DJ as issued, signed boldly by Avedon Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 025935
Descripción Harry N. Abrams, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110810959283
Descripción Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0810959283 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0481923