Roth, Paul and Goodyear, Frank.
RICHARD AVEDON PORTRAITS OF POWER.Gottingen: Steidl Pubs. 2008. First edition.
PORTRAITS OF POWER
Gottingen: Steidl Pubs. 2008. First edition. Features Avedon’s extended projects on civil rights in the 1960s; the American anti-war movement and the war in Vietnam from 1969-1971; a retrospective homage to the Kennedy family, published in The New Yorker in 1993; and his final photo-essay, “Democracy,” surveying the American state of mind during the politically-fractious time prior to the country’s 2004 presidential election. Except for a handful of color shots (a portrait of Barack Obama from 2004) most of these 180 photos employ Avedon’s signature plain white backdrop and frontal, direct gaze. With three substantial essays. Quarto; Hardcover in dust jacket.
Thick folio in burgundy cloth with white DJ in brodart; burgundy letters on spine; VG/VG; upper right side slightly wobbled on first pages; pp. 295; contains works from 1969 through 1976; several trifold plates and some in color; shelved on front table; please contact us for shipping costs.