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Diane Arbus: Magazine Work

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Photography's most original artist presents the celebrities of her time in a remarkable collection of portraits. This work reveals the growth of an artist who saw no artificial boundary between art and the paying job and who succeeded in putting her indelible stamp on the visual imagination.
Paperback, 175 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Aperture (first published 1985)
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West Hartford Public Library
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: glenn
A fantastic collection of Arbus's photography shot for magazines. The portraits are a nice mix of celebrities and eccentric local characters. Arbus, as always, seems able to capture the personality of her subjects in a single still image. Highlights include Jayne Mansfield, Norman Mailer and Coretta Scott King. Some of the photos are accompanied by the original articles, others stand alone, and there's a nice summary of her career as a magazine photojournalist at the end.
Glenn
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: photography
A fantastic collection of Arbus's photography shot for magazines. The portraits are a nice mix of celebrities and eccentric local characters. Arbus, as always, seems able to capture the personality of her subjects in a single still image. Highlights include Jayne Mansfield, Norman Mailer and Coretta Scott King. Some of the photos are accompanied by the original articles, others stand alone, and there's a nice summary of her career as a magazine photojournalist at the end.
Suzanne
Jan 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I got this after I started reading Hubert's Freaks since I was more interested in Diane Arbus and her photography than the actual acquisition of them from a dealer. What a great collection. It also turns out that she was a very entertaining writer. I'm hoping to check out some more of her work.
David Ward
Feb 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Diane Arbus: Magazine Work by Diane Arbus (Aperature 1985) (770.92). Diane Arbus' work is collected here in a series of portraits from her magazine campaigns. She is adjudged a master! My rating: 7/10, finished 2007.
Ann
Feb 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Includes some of her writing that was published along with the photos. Interested to see that she was quite a good writer and unusual. What she picked out to explain was unusual, but gives you a very good idea of the subject and of Diane, how she thought, what was interesting to her.
Relyn
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: photographers
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted on my library website
Shelves: photography
Diane Arbus is not my favorite photographer, but man is she talented.
Jenny.p
May 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Love her.
Luisa
Mar 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
A wonderful addition to the too small number of monographs for this artist, which truly illuminates her non-commercial images.
Mallory
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I never know what to say about Arbus' work. It repels me because of the exploitative element I think it has, but I'm attracted to it because of the openness of her subjects.
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Diane Arbus was an American photographer, noted for her portraits of people on the fringes of society, such as transvestites, dwarfs, giants, prostitutes, and ordinary citizens in unconventional poses and settings.

Arbus' early work was created using 35mm cameras, but by the 1960s Arbus adopted the Rolleiflex medium format twin-lens reflex. This format provided a square aspect ratio, higher image r
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