The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

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by Nan Goldin, Suzanne Fletcher, Mark Holborn, Marvin Heiferman
     
 

A photobook classic, and perhaps the work for which New York photographer Nan Goldin remains best known, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends and lovers collectively described by Goldin as her "tribe." Her work describes a late 1970s/early 1980s New York now long gone, and aSee more details below

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A photobook classic, and perhaps the work for which New York photographer Nan Goldin remains best known, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends and lovers collectively described by Goldin as her "tribe." Her work describes a late 1970s/early 1980s New York now long gone, and a world that is visceral and seething with life. As Goldin writes: "Real memory, which these pictures trigger, is an invocation of the color, smell, sound, and physical presence, the density and flavor of life."

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Over 100 full-page color photographs chronicle the search for intimacy by Goldin and her circle of friends in an urban culture on the edge that peaked in the 1980s. They depict mostly young people interacting with each other, sometimes sexually, or with their surroundings, either comfortable or alien. Published in cloth in 1986, and also available in multimedia and videotape versions. No scholarly paraphernalia. Goldin's photographs have been exhibited in major museums and galleries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780893813390
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
10th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
10.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.47(d)

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