Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth
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Diane Arbus
By Patricia Bosworth

Diane Arbus

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Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth

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Diane Arbus's startling photographic images of dwarfs, twins, transvestites, and freaks seemed from the first to redefine both the normal and the abnormal in our lives; they were already becoming part of the iconography of the age when Arbus committed suicide in 1971. Arbus herself remained an enigma until the publication of this first full biography. Patricia Bosworth examines the life behind the eerie, mesmerizing photographs: Diane's pampered childhood; her passionate marriage to Allan Arbus and their work together as fashion photographers during the fifties; the emotional upheaval surrounding the end of that marriage; and the radically dark, liberating, and ultimately tragic turn Diane's art took during the sixties. Bosworth's engrossing book is a compassionate portrait of the woman behind some of the most powerful photographs of our time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099470366
ISBN-10: 0099470365
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patricia Bosworth

Patricia Bosworth is an American journalist and biographer. She has written frequently for the New York Times and Vanity Fair and is the author of Montgomery Clift: A Biography (1978), Anything Your Little Heart Desires: An American Family Story (1997) and Marlon Brando: A Biography (2000).

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