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The view from Planet Avedon

The photographer's images almost always reflect himself

Above: Karl Rove, then senior adviser to President George W. Bush, at the Republican National Convention, Sept. 1, 2004, in ''Portraits of Power''; left: contralto Marian Anderson, 1955, New York, in ''Performance.'' Above: Karl Rove, then senior adviser to President George W. Bush, at the Republican National Convention, Sept. 1, 2004, in ''Portraits of Power''; left: contralto Marian Anderson, 1955, New York, in ''Performance.''
By Mark Feeney
December 21, 2008

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RICHARD AVEDON: Performance By John Lahr, Mike Nichols, André Gregory, Mitsuko Uchida, and Twyla Tharp Abrams, 303 pp., illustrated, $75 RICHARD AVEDON: Portraits of Power By Renata Adler, Paul Roth, and Frank Goodyear Steidl/Corcoran Gallery of Art, 295 pp., illustrated, $60 "Power" and "performance" have more in common than a first letter and Richard Avedon's avid interest. At their most ... (Full article: 865 words)

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