Item Number: 3489
New York: Random House, 1993.
First edition. Thick folio, brown cloth with large red type, glassine wrapper. Signed and dated in the year of publication in 1993. Illustrated with 284 exquisite black & white photographs. Fine in a fine glassine wrapper.
"With the publication of An Autobiography, a massive, very personal collection of his photographs, Richard Avedon attempted to redefine and reposition his lifes work This exquisitely printed book weaves his thematic obsessions into a kind of narrative. Its meant to be read cinematically, so that each photograph is considered as part of a whole story: the whole, Avedon explains, being my life in photography" (David Ansen, Newsweek). Autobiography reveals that "inside the celebrity portraitist and fêted fashion photographer Richard Avedon, there are two other photographers struggling to get out the artist and the political nonconformist" (Parr & Badger I:252).