Diane Arbus: The Libraries.
Edited by Mary Bahr. Installation photographs by Megan Lewis.
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2004. 66 pp., 27 color illustrations, 11x7¼".
Susan Sontag once referred to her library as 'the inside of my head...a map of my brain.' If a library does indeed function as a sort of x-ray of one's preoccupations, the library of Diane Arbus offers fascinating insights into her personal interests and obsessions. Through exquisite reproductions presented in a unique accordian fold-out format, Diane Arbus: The Libraries showcases books and other objects from the artist's collection as displayed in the international museum retrospective Diane Arbus: Revelations.
Installation photographs by Megan Lewis. Designed by Yolanda Cuomo. With additional advice and assistance from Amy Arbus, Evan Camfield, Olga Charashyn, Marion Misilim, Anne Tucker and Sona Vogel.