First published in 1986 Nan Goldinâ€™s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggles for intimacy and understanding among the friends and lovers whom Goldin describes as her â€œtribe.â€ These photographs described a lifestyle that was visceral charged and seething with a raw appetite for living and the book soon became the swan song for an era that reached its peak in the early 1980s. Twenty-five years later Goldinâ€™s lush color photography and candid style still demand that the viewer encounter their profound intensity head-on. As she writes: â€œReal memory which these pictures trigger is an invocation of the color smell sound and physical presence the density and flavor of life.â€ Through an accurate and detailed record of Goldinâ€™s life The Ballad of Sexual Dependency records a personal odyssey as well as a more universal understanding of the different languages men and women speak. The bookâ€™s influence on photography and other aesthetic realms has continued to grow making it a classic of contemporary photography. This anniversary edition features all-new image separations produced using state-of-the-art technologies and specially prepared reproduction files which offer a lush immersive experience of this touchstone monograph.
DesignerNan Goldin Marvin Heiferman Mark Holborn Suzanne Fletcher
Size1 x 10.5 x 9.5"
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