DIANE ARBUS: AN APERTURE MONOGRAPH. Diane Arbus.

DIANE ARBUS: AN APERTURE MONOGRAPH

Millerton, NY: Aperture & The Museum of Modern Art, 1972. First Edition. Attractive copy of this collection of Arbus's uncompromising photographs, published just after her untimely death in 1971, and edited by Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel. "Arbus is regarded by many as little more than a voyeuristic photographer of 'freaks,' however striking her imagery's formal qualities. But if one looks beyond the superficial controversies one finds not only a complex, but subtle artist, and one working fully in the documentary mode. While it is true that she often photographed those outside society's norms, a more pertinent observation is that if she made 'normals' look like 'freaks,' she also made 'freaks' look like 'normals' (Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol.1, p.258). Roth 101. Item #4357

First Printing, hardcover issue, with the "Two Girls in Identical Raincoats, Central Park" photo that was removed from subsequent printings. Quarto (28.5cm); photo-illustrated boards; dustjacket; [viii],15,[162]pp; illus. Previous owners last name (in ink) to upper front endpaper, spine ends gently nudged, with a hint of yellowing to lower board edges, and a faint scratch to front cover; contents clean; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $15.00), showing some light wear and a tiny tear at crown, a touch of yellowing along upper edge, and a very faint vertical bend along front flap; Very Good+ to Near Fine.

Price: $1,000.00

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