2010. Item #A5782
Aronson, Judith. Likenesses: With the Sitters Writing about One Another. Manchester: Lintott Press 2010. 132p, many large photos by Aronson printed in duotone. Fwd. by Charles Saumarez Smith, formerly head of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. Large new paperbound. Signed by the photographer. ** Compelling, intimate portraits of many writers, actors, and people of letters--Saul Bellow, Matthew Carter, Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell, Robert Pinsky, Joan Plowright, Salman Rushdie, Simon Schama, and more--with texts ("memories, assessments, elegies, tributes") by other sitters or by Aronson. "A historian calls up a poet who figures elsewhere in the book; a poet summons up memories of her mother, a distinguished woman of letters, alongside her in the photo." Some of the contributions are original to the book, others are reprinted from earlier sources. A lovely book, good for a gift.