When Diane Arbus died in 1971 at the age of 48, she was already a significant influence—even a legend—among serious photographers, although only a small number of her pictures were widely known. The publication of Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph in 1972, and the posthumous retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, offered the public its first encounter with Arbus’s achievements.
The monograph of eighty photographs was edited and designed by the painter Marvin Israel, Diane Arbus’s friend and colleague, and by her daughter Doon Arbus. Their goal was to remain faithful to the standards by which Arbus judged her own work, and to how she hoped it would be seen. Universally acknowledged, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph remains the foundation of her international reputation. This is the Fortieth-anniversary edition of the iconic book.
Specifications: Aperture ・ 2012 ・ Hardcover ・ 24,5 x 28,5 cm. / 184 pages ・ English ・ 978-1-59711-174-4