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Ven his most dazzling subjects He possessed a mystiue so uniue it was itself a kind of geniuseveryone fell under his spell But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation he relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image managing to remain for all his exposure among the most private of celebrities No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant In AvedonSomething Personaleual parts memoir biography and oral history including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studioStevens and co author Steven M L Aronson masterfully trace Avedons life from his birth to his death in 2004 at the age of eighty one while at work in Texas for The New Yorker whose first ever staff photographer he had b. Avedon was one of the world s most famous contemporary Commercial and Fashion photographers However this biography had so much material that I found it downright boring It s like a collection of famous people and short statements about how they connected with Avedon My opinion of Avedon actually went down as I speed read it Even most of the hundreds of photographs included in the volume were boring Almost everyone of the photos included Avelon peeking at the camera from somewhere in the frame He was like a autograph collector looking for yet another famous personality to be seen with Potential readers should try to exam the book before spending money to buy it Some of the other biographies may be interesting Cenote exposure among the most private of celebrities No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant In AvedonSomething Personaleual parts memoir biography and oral history including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studioStevens and co author Steven M L Aronson masterfully trace Avedons life from his birth to his death in 2004 at the age of Sottomissione eighty one while at work in Texas for The New Yorker whose first The Isles everyone of the photos included Avelon peeking at the camera from somewhere in the frame He was like a autograph collector looking for yet another famous personality to be seen with Potential readers should try to KING exam the book before spending money to buy it Some of the other biographies may be interesting

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Ecome in 1992 The book contains startlingly candid reminiscences by Mike Nichols Calvin Klein Claude Picasso Renata Adler Brooke Shields David Remnick Naomi Campbell Twyla Tharp Jerry Hall Mikhail Baryshnikov Bruce Weber Cindy Crawford Donatella Versace Jann Wenner and Isabella Rossellini among dozens of others Avedon Something Personal is the confiding compelling full story of a man who for half a century was an enormous influence on both high and popular culture on both fashion and artto this day he remains the only artist to have had not one but two retrospectives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during his lifetime Not unlike Richard Avedons own defining portraits the book delivers the person beneath the surface with all his contradictions and complexities and in all his touching humani. good Cenote enormous influence on both high and popular culture on both fashion and artto this day he remains the only artist to have had not one but two retrospectives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during his lifetime Not unlike Richard Avedons own defining portraits the book delivers the person beneath the surface with all his contradictions and complexities and in all his touching humani. good

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An intimate biography of Richard Avedon the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who helped define Americas image of style beauty and culture The New York Times by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award winning author Steven M L Aronson Richard Avedon was arguably the worlds most famous photographeras artistically influential as he was commercially successful Over six richly productive decades he created landmark advertising campaigns iconic fashion photographs as the star photographer for Harpers Bazaar andthen Vogue groundbreaking books and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America Avedon dazzled e. A terrific piece of work about a towering genius Well written enjoyable and moving Answered many of my uestions about who he was and how he did his workI read the book before becoming aware of the negative publicity from Avedon Foundation In my limited experience with journalism and publishing there are always errors some because of difficulty getting information some because of sloppy work by the author some because exaggeration is a universal human failing and so on AF make it seem as though the whole book is a work of fiction which seems unlikely Also there have been fourteen years in which to bring out a biography under their own control to present the authorized version of the story Personally I think they have made a mistake by attacking Stevens and the publisher in public If there is to be a revised second edition this will reuire the cooperation of Random House I uestion whether the strength of the AF argument is made stronger by being presented to the public Personally I feel they have started a suabble that can do the Avedon name no good But whether you agree or disagree this is a worthwhile addition to any body s bookshelf


7 thoughts on “ Avedon: Something Personal

  1. says:

    PRESS RELEASE

    AVEDON: SOMETHING PERSONAL
    December 13, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LETTER TO THE EDITOR IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF AVEDON: SOMETHING PERSONAL

    To the Edi

  2. says:

    A terrific piece of work about a towering genius. Well written, enjoyable, and moving. Answered many of my questions about who he was and how he did his work.
    I read the book before becoming aware of the negative publicity from Avedon Foundation. In my limited experience with journalism and publishing there are always errors, some because of difficulty getting information, some because of sloppy work by th

  3. says:

    I actually finished this book! And I loved it almost all of it.

    There were parts of it which I felt were a bit tedious, often related the people in the fashion world. Norma occupies much of the book with anecdotes from people who knew Avedon, including his friends, assistants, and clients. But she herself is a very competent narrator and perhaps the confidant of Avedon to tell his story. Thank god she did.

  4. says:

    Avedon was one of the world's most famous contemporary Commercial and Fashion photographers. However, this biography had so much material that I

  5. says:

    This book struggles to get started. What is the best way to begin the story of Avedon's career with an appropriate bang? Well, he always had ambitions to be remembered as an artist rather than a fashion photographer, so let's open with his major New York exhibitions and leave the usual chronological biography for later. Probably a good move. A frequent biography reader will shirk at yet another opening chapte

  6. says:

    good

  7. says:

    Poor writing style, too interested in name dropping. Good for resolving insomnia.

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