Richard Avedon: Photographs 1946-2004

Richard Avedon

Hatje Cantz

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192 pages
128 ills
250 × 320 mm
ISBN 978-3-7757-3798-2

Magnificent character studies by American star photographer Richard Avedon in a revised new edition.

American photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) received widespread acclaim for his images in which he captured stars with their “masks dropped” and their true colors revealed. He was also notorious for the pitiless way in which he created these moments. For example, he told two great animal lovers, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that his taxi had run over a dog on the way to the photo shoot—and in that second he caught their horrified reaction on film. This attitude, however, was not reserved merely for the rich and famous. Through his legendary project In the American West, hundreds of his uncompromising portraits of common people became photographic icons. This large-format publication presents over one hundred of his most beautiful classic images.