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Avedon’s France O L D W O R L D, N E W LO O K ■ ■ W R I T T E N A N D E D I T E D BY R O B E R T M . R U B I N AND MARIANNE LE GALLIARD

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Avedon and France, a potent combination of two popular subjects

An intimate portrait of Avedon’s lifelong engagement with the culture, art, literature, cinema, and fashion of France

■■ Includes never-before published correspondence between Avedon and his circle of influence, technical notes, and working materials ■■ Intimate size encourages reader engagement, while retaining the superb production values associated with Avedon publications

S PECIFICATIONS 580 color and black-and-white illustrations 792 pages, 6 × 7¼" Hardcover with jacket

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RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH xploring Richard Avedon’s fascination with France,

Avedon’s France brings together a collection of

spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters,

publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives); and substantive

PUB MONTH: MARCH PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-2600-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2600-2 US $40.00  CAN $48.00 54000 9 781419 726002

essays by the authors. In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon’s apprenticeship to his mentor, Alexei Brodovitch; his

Photographs by Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation

encounters with French fashion; his idealized version of Paris in the movie Funny Face; his fresh take on the belle epoque in his book on Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Diary of a Century; and his fruitful association with the magazine Egoïste later in his life. Avedon’s France offers a full account of Avedon’s restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world, and

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it reveals a master image maker, a true artist for his time. Independent scholar and curator Robert M. Rubin has devoted himself to writing and curating exhibitions on art, architecture, and cinema. He divides his time between New York and Paris. Marianne Le Galliard, PhD in art history, works as an independent researcher and manages database archives at Foundation Lartigue. She lives in Paris.

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