Over six richly productive decades, Richard Avedon became the world's best-known photographer on the strength of his landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. But the Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation, and so here his longtime confidante Norma Stevens delivers the person beneath the surface, with all his contradictions and complexities. This chatty, illustrated biography also contains candid reminiscences by Mike Nichols, Calvin Klein, Renata Adler, Brooke Shields, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell, Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jann Wenner, and Isabella Rossellini, among others.
Author: Norma Stevens & Steven M.L. Aronson.