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The Social Panorama in Context

Frederick Gross

in Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter addresses the specific nature of Arbus’s social panorama by examining both the literature and the literary climate pertinent to its conception. Arbus had an unusually close relationship ... More


Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Frederick Gross

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

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 ... More


Portraits, Pastiche, and Magazine Work

Frederick Gross

in Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter situates three interrelated aspects of Diane Arbus’s work within a broader cultural and critical condition, prevalent in the 1960s, in which some of the underlying sociological ... More


The Biology of Revolution: Mapping Mutation with Diane Arbus

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter juxtaposes the freak photographs taken by Diane Arbus with the philosophy of Herbert Marcuse, the so-called father of the New Left. It reveals the deep engagement of the photos that were ... More


Between Intention and Effect

Frederick Gross

in Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

This introductory chapter first sets out the book’s purpose, namely to offer a sustained critical analysis of the photography of Diane Arbus by situating it in relation to the history of the ... More


The Body in the 1960s

Frederick Gross

in Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter examines Arbus’s trope of the body as a dual mechanism: the physical body as an assemblage, and its connection to identity as an assemblage. It considers Arbus’s oeuvre as a synecdoche, ... More


“I Just Love Freaks”: Diane Arbus 1970

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Dissatisfied with fashion photography, Diane Arbus was especially drawn to those considered outsiders. Her images of Eddie Carmel, the Jewish giant, and a mostly naked Mexican American midget have a ... More


Documentary Photography and the Positivist Social Gallery

Frederick Gross

in Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Photography

From its inception, photographic social-panorama portraiture was invested with positivist content that, despite aesthetic shifts, remained intact until the 1960s. Engaging in an extended flashback, ... More


Madness, Disability, and the “Untitled” Series

Frederick Gross

in Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter considers Arbus’s last work, now known as her “Untitled” series, which dealt with images of the mentally “retarded.” It suggests that the photographs in this series dislocate the stigma ... More


Darkness and Illumination

Frederick Gross

in Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter presents the author’s reflections on the Revelations exhibition, which was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2004–2005. He ... More


Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

Deborah Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457772
eISBN:
9780226457949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457949.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book identifies Diane Arbus, Hannah Arendt, Joan Didion, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, and Simone Weil as a counter tradition of unsentimental writing and art that stands between the cultures of ... More


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