ARBUS, DIANE

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APERTURE

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Paperback, 9.25 x 11 in. / 182 pgs / 82 duotone.

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PUB DATE 9/30/2012
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"Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child..."
Norman Mailer

"…Freaks was a thing I photographed a lot. It was one of the first things I photographed and it had a terrific kind of excitement for me. I just used to adore them. I still do adore some of them. I don't quite mean they're my best friends but they made me feel a mixture of shame and awe. There's a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.
I'm very little drawn to photographing people that are known or even subjects that are known. They fascinate me when I've barely heard of them and the minute they get public, I become terribly blank about them."

- Diane Arbus, excerpted from Monograph.

  

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Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph

Fortieth-Anniversary Edition

Published by Aperture
Edited by Marvin Israel, Doon Arbus.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph</I>.When Diane Arbus died in 1971 at the age of 48, she was already a significant influence--even something of a legend--for serious photographers, although only a relatively small number of her most important pictures were widely known at the time. The publication of Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph in 1972--along with the posthumous retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art--offered the general public its first encounter with the breadth and power of her achievements. The response was unprecedented. The monograph, composed of 80 photographs, was edited and designed by the painter Marvin Israel, Diane Arbus’ friend and colleague, and by her daughter Doon Arbus. Their goal in producing the book was to remain as faithful as possible to the standards by which Arbus judged her own work and to the ways in which she hoped it would be seen. Universally acknowledged as a photobook classic, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph is a timeless masterpiece with editions in five languages, and remains the foundation of her international reputation. A quarter of a century has done nothing to diminish the riveting impact of these pictures or the controversy they inspire. Arbus’ photographs penetrate the psyche with all the force of a personal encounter and, in doing so, transform the way we see the world and the people in it.

Featured images - "Girl sitting on her bed with her shirt off, N.Y.C." (1968); "Girl in her circus costume, Md." (1970); "Lady bartender at home with a souvenir dog, New Orleans" (1964); "Woman with a veil on Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C." (1968); "Transvestite at a drag ball, N.Y.C." (1970); and "Boy with a straw hat waiting to march in a pro-war parade, N.Y.C." (1967) - are reproduced from Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph.

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Arbus' work is challenging. "Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child," Norman Mailer once wrote; Peter Schjeldahl praised her as "a revolutionary" whose "greatness" continues to be misunderstood. Monograph was first published by Aperture in 1972, a year after Arbus' death, to accompany a show at MOMA. In 2011, Aperture published a fortieth-anniversary edition with new separations, as a $65 jacketed hardcover. That new edition is now available as a paperback. This is the Arbus book: it contains 80 of her best known photographs, as well as short texts from classes she taught, excerpts from her writings and interviews. Diane Arbus: Monograph ranks up there with Robert Frank's The Americans and Walker Evans' American Photographs--it is a cornerstone of the photobook canon. -- Avery Lozada
Artbook | D.A.P. Staff

 








ARBUS, DIANE

Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph
DIANE ARBUS: AN APERTURE MONOGRAPH
Edited by Marvin Israel, Doon Arbus.
APERTURE
ISBN: 9781597111751 | US $39.95
Pub Date: 9/30/2012
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Diane Arbus: Untitled
DIANE ARBUS: UNTITLED
Afterword by Doon Arbus.
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ISBN: 9781597111904 | US $75.00
Pub Date: 9/30/2011
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Diane Arbus: A Chronology
DIANE ARBUS: A CHRONOLOGY
Text by Elisabeth Sussman, Doon Arbus, Jeff L. Rosenheim.
APERTURE
ISBN: 9781597111799 | US $29.95
Pub Date: 10/31/2011
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Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph
DIANE ARBUS: AN APERTURE MONOGRAPH
Edited by Marvin Israel, Doon Arbus.
APERTURE
ISBN: 9781597111744 | US $65.00
Pub Date: 9/30/2011
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Diane Arbus: Untitled
DIANE ARBUS: UNTITLED
Afterword by Doon Arbus.
APERTURE
ISBN: 9780893816230 | US $60.00
Pub Date: 6/15/2005
Out of print | Not available
Diane Arbus: Magazine Work
DIANE ARBUS: MAGAZINE WORK
Essay by Thomas W. Southall, text by Diane Arbus.
APERTURE
ISBN: 9780893812331 | US $35.00
Pub Date: 6/15/2005
Active | In stock
Diane Arbus: Monograph
DIANE ARBUS: MONOGRAPH
Text by Diane Arbus. Edited by Marvin Israel and Doon Arbus.
APERTURE
ISBN: 9780912334400 | US $60.00
Pub Date: 6/15/2005
Active | Not available
Diane Arbus: Monograph
DIANE ARBUS: MONOGRAPH
Text by Diane Arbus. Edited by Marvin Israel and Doon Arbus.
APERTURE
ISBN: 9780893816940 | US $39.95
Pub Date: 6/15/2005
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