I was so looking forward to this. I am a photographer and I know quite a bit about Avedon (studied in college during my photography courses.) Usually I am put off by books this big, but I was hoping this tome would make for a well researched book. Well that is NOT the case. This book was far too long and unorganized. I often enjoy reading different points of view but the amount of interviews the authors used took away from Avedon’s story. What a disappointment. Dare I say I found it PRETENTIOUS. BOO!