The ballad of sexual dependency

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Aperture Foundation, 1986 - Health & Fitness - 144 pages
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Goldin charts the loss of innocence through barrooms and parties on the social periphery of New York's East Village and through the harrowing worlds of drugs and prostitution. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends, and lovers--collectively described by Nan Goldin as her "tribe." Her work describes a world that is visceral, charged, and seething with life . . . . As Goldin writes: "Real memory, which these pictures trigger, is an invocation of the color, smell, sound, and physical presence, the density and flavor of life."

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This is Nan Goldin's visual diary of color photographs taken of lovers, friends, and family during the late 1970's and most of the 1980's NYC, England, and Germany. The title of the book shares its ... Read full review

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