Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
  1. $11.20 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$18.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
4 Remote Warehouse Biography- Artists Architects and Photographers
8 Remote Warehouse Biography- Women

Diane Arbus: A Biography

by

Diane Arbus: A Biography Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Diane Arbus's unsettling photographs of dwarves and twins, transvestites and giants, both polarized and inspired, and her work had already become legendary when she committed suicide in 1971. This groundbreaking biography examines the private life behind Arbus's controversial art. The book deals with Arbus's pampered Manhattan childhood, her passionate marriage to Allan Arbus, their work together as fashion photographers, the emotional upheaval surrounding the end of their marriage, and the radical, liberating, and ultimately tragic turn Arbus's art took during the 1960s when she was so richly productive. This edition includes a new afterword by Patricia Bosworth that covers the phenomenon of Arbus since her death, the latest Arbus scholarship, and a view of the first major retrospective of Arbus's work as well as notes on the forthcoming motion picture based on her story. Bosworth's engrossing book is a portrait of a woman who drastically altered our sense of what is permissible in photography.

Book News Annotation:

In this first full biography of her, photographer Diane Arbus (1923- 1971) is profiled, beginning with her childhood in New York, marriage and collaboration with Allan Arbus, work as a fashion photographer in the 1950s, life as a wife and mother, ultimate end to her marriage, and works during the 1960s, which focused on eccentric people, dwarfs, twins, and transvestites. Bosworth, who was a friend of Arbus, is an author and contributing editor of Vanity Fair.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In this first full biography of her, photographer Diane Arbus (1923- 1971) is profiled, beginning with her childhood in New York, marriage and collaboration with Allan Arbus, work as a fashion photographer in the 1950s, life as a wife and mother, ultimate end to her marriage, and works during the 1960s, which focused on eccentric people, dwarfs, twins, and transvestites. Bosworth, who was a friend of Arbus, is an author and contributing editor of Vanity Fair. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Diane Arbus--now the subject of a national retrospective and a forthcoming movie--was the archetypal artist living on the edge.

Synopsis:

The inspiration for the new major motion picture Fur starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.

"Haunted, disturbing….Bosworth has brought us tantalizingly close to her subject." So said Christopher Lehman-Haupt in the New York Times about this biography of the photographer. Diane Arbus exerts a fascination rooted in both her art and her life. Her startling photographic images of dwarves, twins, transvestites, and freaks seemed from the first to redefine both the normal and the abnormal in our lives. Now Steven Shainberg, the highly praised director of Secretary, has directed a film that draws on Arbus's life, work, and obsessions. Nicole Kidman stars as Arbus and Robert Downey Jr. plays her lover. Premiering at Cannes in May 2006, it will draw lavish attention and discussion when it opens in the fall.

About the Author

Patricia Bosworth is the author of biographies of Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando. She is a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and has taught writing at Columbia University. She lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393326611
Author:
Bosworth, Patricia
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Photographers -- United States.
Subject:
Arbus, Diane
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 illustrations
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Little Penguin Used Pamphlet $1.50
  2. The Great Book of Hemp Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. Death is of Vital Importance: On... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  4. Paper Engineering Used Pamphlet $16.95
  5. Jessica
    Used Pamphlet $1.95
  6. The Lonely Doll
    Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photographers
Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers
Biography » Women

Diane Arbus: A Biography New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$18.95 In Stock
Product details 400 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393326611 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Diane Arbus--now the subject of a national retrospective and a forthcoming movie--was the archetypal artist living on the edge.
"Synopsis" by , The inspiration for the new major motion picture Fur starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.

"Haunted, disturbing….Bosworth has brought us tantalizingly close to her subject." So said Christopher Lehman-Haupt in the New York Times about this biography of the photographer. Diane Arbus exerts a fascination rooted in both her art and her life. Her startling photographic images of dwarves, twins, transvestites, and freaks seemed from the first to redefine both the normal and the abnormal in our lives. Now Steven Shainberg, the highly praised director of Secretary, has directed a film that draws on Arbus's life, work, and obsessions. Nicole Kidman stars as Arbus and Robert Downey Jr. plays her lover. Premiering at Cannes in May 2006, it will draw lavish attention and discussion when it opens in the fall.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.