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The Resource Mapplethorpe : a biography, Patricia Morrisroe

Mapplethorpe : a biography, Patricia Morrisroe

Label
Mapplethorpe : a biography
Title
Mapplethorpe
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Morrisroe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the most famous and controversial figures in the contemporary art world. Some of his photographs were praised for their startlingly beautiful composition, others condemned for their explicit sexuality. He was an artistic enigma. In 1989, three months after Mapplethorpe's death at forty-two, the Corcoran Gallery of Art canceled a show of his work, igniting a fierce battle over federal funding of "objectionable" art. When the exhibit arrived in Cincinnati a year later, the Center for Contemporary Art and its director were ordered to stand trial on obscenity charges - the first time a gallery in the United States faced prosecution for the art it displayed. In this remarkable biography, Patricia Morrisroe chronicles Mapplethorpe's singular life and the development of his unique art against the background of American culture during the sixties, seventies, and eighties
  • Mapplethorpe: A Biography reveals a life even more daring than the photographer's art. Selected by Mapplethorpe to write his story, Patricia Morrisroe conducted numerous interviews with the artist before his death, as well as with hundreds of people who knew him during the different periods of his life. Powerful and provocative, Mapplethorpe is the definitive biography of one of America's most celebrated photographers
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrisroe, Patricia
Dewey number
  • 770/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.M347
LC item number
M67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
B M2971m
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mapplethorpe, Robert
  • Photographers
  • Mapplethorpe, Robert
  • Mapplethorpe, Robert
  • Mapplethorpe, Robert
  • Photographers
  • United States
  • Foto's
  • Biografie
Label
Mapplethorpe : a biography, Patricia Morrisroe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Author's note -- Prologue -- Dark secrets -- Patron saints -- Sex and magic -- Blacks and whites -- The perfect moment -- Epilogue -- Chronology of the "perfect moment" controversy
Control code
30701023
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 461 pages
Isbn
9780394576503
Lccn
94028169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30701023
Label
Mapplethorpe : a biography, Patricia Morrisroe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Author's note -- Prologue -- Dark secrets -- Patron saints -- Sex and magic -- Blacks and whites -- The perfect moment -- Epilogue -- Chronology of the "perfect moment" controversy
Control code
30701023
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 461 pages
Isbn
9780394576503
Lccn
94028169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30701023

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