Diane Arbus: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Photographers - 366 pages
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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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I have loved Diane Arbus since the first time I laid eyes on one of her photos. Her amazing and complex nature is utterly reflected in her magnificent photos and Ms. Bosworths book is a fascinating ... Read full review

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