New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's laminated photo-illustrated boards, original printed acetate dust jacket.
Avedon's mid-career retrospective. The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants in the garment industry, Avedon got his start shooting department store ads, and soon was contributing to magazines such as Vogue, Life, and Harper's Bazaar, where he revolutionized fashion photography. In place of stiff mannequin-like poses, Avedon’s women "leapt off the page; they danced and tumbled and communicated" (New York Times). Illustrated with 162 black-and-white plates. Light surface rubbing to unclipped acetate dust jacket, else fine. Item #4649