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Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography

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Paperback, 426 pages
Published May 1st 1987 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company (first published 1986)
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Bonnie
Jun 26, 2012 Bonnie rated it really liked it
I read Margaret Bourke-White's autobiography just before I read this book - it was interesting to see what she left out, and what she emphasized more than this book. This book by Vicki Goldberg filled in some gaps, gave viewpoints of people who knew her and created a more well-rounded view of her, but I have to say I enjoyed the autobiography more. Margaret was a good writer, as well as an awesome photographer.

I admire her art - her photography and her "eye." I also admire her for her determina
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Brian Page
Apr 10, 2016 Brian Page rated it liked it
I admired her more before reading this book. Vicki Goldberg’s MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE: A BIOGRAPHY is meticulously researched and well-written; but I’m left with the impression that MBW was a person I would not have liked nor particularly understood. Of course, likeability is quite irrelevant. There are plenty of historically important figures whom I admire but am quite certain I would not have liked – Churchill comes to mind. MBW, in Vicki Goldberg’s account, was simply a machine who used people ...more
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Dec 29, 2009 Barbara rated it liked it
I have been fascinated by Bourke-White since I was a teenager. She took such great photos and lived such a large adventurous life. This biography tells the story well but it is the photos that engage me the most.
Linda
Jun 07, 2012 Linda rated it liked it
Very interesting. She had to make some touch choices in order to have a career.
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Vicki Goldberg is a leading voice in the field of photography criticism. Her book Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present was cited in the Wall Street Journal in 2006 as one of the five best books of all time on photography, and The Power of Photography: How Photographs Changed Our Lives and Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography were both named Best Book of the Year by the American Li ...more
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