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Avedon - Something Personal

Norma Stevens

An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who "helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture" (The New York Times) by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson. Richard Avedon was arguably the world's most famous photographer—as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over six richly productive decades, he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for Harper's Bazaar and then Vogue), groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces, with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America. Avedon dazzled even his most dazzling subjects. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius—everyone fell under his spell. But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: he relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image, managing to remain, for all his exposure, among the most private of celebrities. No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant. In Avedon: Something Personal—equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history, including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studio—Stevens and co-author Steven M. L. Aronson masterfully trace Avedon's life from his birth to his death, in 2004, at the age of eighty-one, while at work in Texas for The New Yorker (whose first-ever staff photographer he had become in 1992). The book contains startlingly candid reminiscences by Mike Nichols, Calvin Klein, Claude Picasso, Renata Adler, Brooke Shields, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell, Twyla Tharp, Jerry Hall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Weber, Cindy Crawford, Donatella Versace, Jann Wenner, and Isabella Rossellini, among dozens of others. Avedon: Something Personal is the confiding, compelling f

An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who "helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture" (The New York Times) by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson. Richard Avedon was arguably the world's most famous photographer—as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over six richly productive decades, he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for Harper's Bazaar and then Vogue), groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces, with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America. Avedon dazzled even his most dazzling subjects. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius—everyone fell under his spell. But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: he relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image, managing to remain, for all his exposure, among the most private of celebrities. No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant. In Avedon: Something Personal—equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history, including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studio—Stevens and co-author Steven M. L. Aronson masterfully trace Avedon's life from his birth to his death, in 2004, at the age of eighty-one, while at work in Texas for The New Yorker (whose first-ever staff photographer he had become in 1992). The book contains startlingly candid reminiscences by Mike Nichols, Calvin Klein, Claude Picasso, Renata Adler, Brooke Shields, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell, Twyla Tharp, Jerry Hall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Weber, Cindy Crawford, Donatella Versace, Jann Wenner, and Isabella Rossellini, among dozens of others. Avedon: Something Personal is the confiding, compelling f
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An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who "helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture" (The New York Times) by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson. Richard Avedon was arguably the world's most famous photographer—as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over six richly productive decades, he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for Harper's Bazaar and then Vogue), groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces, with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America. Avedon dazzled even his most dazzling subjects. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius—everyone fell under his spell. But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: he relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image, managing to remain, for all his exposure, among the most private of celebrities. No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant. In Avedon: Something Personal—equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history, including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studio—Stevens and co-author Steven M. L. Aronson masterfully trace Avedon's life from his birth to his death, in 2004, at the age of eighty-one, while at work in Texas for The New Yorker (whose first-ever staff photographer he had become in 1992). The book contains startlingly candid reminiscences by Mike Nichols, Calvin Klein, Claude Picasso, Renata Adler, Brooke Shields, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell, Twyla Tharp, Jerry Hall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Weber, Cindy Crawford, Donatella Versace, Jann Wenner, and Isabella Rossellini, among dozens of others. Avedon: Something Personal is the confiding, compelling f

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven M. L. Aronson, Coleen Marlo

Length:

23h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:38


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:47


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:40


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:57


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:49


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:30


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:12


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:35


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:49


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:43


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:25


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:11


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:31


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:39


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:22


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:54


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

09:15


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:16


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:28


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:27


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:06


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:37


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:56


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:51


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:27


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:47


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

09:05


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:51


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:10


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:59


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:42


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:05


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:21


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:06


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:46


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:09


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:13


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

09:27


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:36


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:23


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:15


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:42


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

09:03


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:21


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:50


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:49


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:23


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

09:18


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:24


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:47


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

09:17


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:17


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:58


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

09:15


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:55


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:19


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:34


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:33


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:22


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

08:09


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:18


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:09


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:03


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

09:12


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:31


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:35


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:08


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:35


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

08:55


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:18


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:23


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

09:37


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:35


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

09:50


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

09:33


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:24


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:50


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:11


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:53


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

09:51


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:17


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:54


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

08:25


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

07:02


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:22


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:57


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:36


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

09:17


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:00


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:29


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

06:31


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:39


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:33


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:12


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:26


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

04:26


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

08:36


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:34


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

04:47


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

08:01


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:00


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:58


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

08:26


Chapter 200
Chapter 200

07:11

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