ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS
OF AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph
ďNothing is ever the same as they
said it was. Itís what Iíve never seen before that I recognize..."
ďI do feel I have some slight corner
on something about the quality of things. I mean itís very subtle and a
little embarrassing to me, but I really believe there are things which
nobody would see unless I photographed them."
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE
(with "Two girls in identical raincoats" image) of this classic
collection of the photographs of Diane Arbus.
Arbus's suicide in 1971, the curator of MOMA, John Szarkowski, began
work on staging a major retrospective of Arbus's work. At first there
was little interest in the project and the proposal for the accompanying
catalog was rejected by every major publishing house before Aperture
magazine's Michael E. Hoffman agreed to print the book. The resulting
MOMA retrospective was a huge success, traveling throughout North
America and attended by over seven million people; the corresponding
book, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, has since become one of
the most influential photography books ever produced, cementing Arbus's
reputation as one of the most original and expressive photographers of
Millerton, New York: Aperture,
(1972). Quarto, original boards with photograph on front panel, original
dust jacket. Book very good with slight split to top of text block of
title page (entirely intact and holding); dust jacket in fine condition.