Nothing Personal – A rare collaboration by two explosive talents: Baldwin and Avedon published in 1964 and re-edited now by TASCHEN


©The Richard Avedon Foundation

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Timely, as nothing seems to have advanced since 1964, politically speaking, in this edition Richard Avedon and James Baldwin explore the problems and contradictions that are at the heart of American history and are more than ever relevant today in the era of Donald Trump. With the images of Avedon and the text of Baldwin the two question the formation of identity and the links that undermine human relationships.

juxtaposing subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Allen Ginsberg to mental asylum patients and the American Nazi party. A 72-page booklet features never-before-seen outtakes, correspondence, original layouts, and an essay by Pulitzer Prize winner Hilton Als.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.