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Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Frederick Gross


In any decade the work of only a very few artists offers a template for understanding the culture and ideas of their time. Photographer Diane Arbus is one of these rare artists, and this book returns Arbus’s work to the moment in which it was produced and first viewed to reveal its broader significance for analyzing and mapping the culture of the 1960s. While providing a unique view of the social, literary, and artistic context within which Arbus worked, this book also measures the true breadth and complexity of her achievement. The book considers Arbus less in terms of her often mythologized ... More

Keywords: Diane Arbus, camera, photographic portraiture, Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Harper’s Bazaar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670116
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick Gross, author