Search - List of Books by Diane Arbus

"I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse." -- Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus (, March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of "deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or else of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal." A friend said that Arbus said that she was "afraid... that she would be known simply as 'the photographer of freaks'"; however, that term has been used repeatedly to describe her.

In 1972, a year after she committed suicide, Arbus became the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennale. Millions of people viewed traveling exhibitions of her work in 1972-1979. In 2003-2006, Arbus and her work were the subjects of another major traveling exhibition, Diane Arbus Revelations. In 2006, the motion picture Fur, starring Nicole Kidman as Arbus, presented a fictional version of her life story.

Although some of Arbus's photographs have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, Arbus's work has provoked controversy; for example, Norman Mailer was quoted in 1971 as saying "Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child."

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Total Books: 10
Diane Arbus Untitled
2011 - Diane Arbus Untitled (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781597111904
ISBN-10: 1597111902
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Diane Arbus  An Aperture Monograph
2005 - Diane Arbus an Aperture Monograph (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780912334400
ISBN-10: 0912334401
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Diane Arbus Revelations
2003 - Diane Arbus Revelations (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375506208
ISBN-10: 0375506209
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Diane Arbus Revelations
Diane Arbus Revelations (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224071833
ISBN-10: 0224071831
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Untitled
Untitled (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500541982
ISBN-10: 0500541981
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Diane Arbus Magazine Work
Diane Arbus Magazine Work (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747513094
ISBN-10: 0747513090
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Revelations
Revelations (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812972207
ISBN-10: 0812972201
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Magazine Work
Magazine Work (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780893811525
ISBN-10: 0893811521
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780900406843
ISBN-10: 0900406844
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