Book: Richard Avedon and Irving Penn Session of the Alexey Brodovitch Workshop

From 1941 to 1966, Alexey Brodovitch hosted a series of Design Laboratory classes as evening sessions in New York City. While suffering several personal losses and health problems during the early 1960s, he was often unable to moderate his classes. This transcript is from a c. 1964 session of the workshop was hosted by Richard Avedon and Irving Penn on an occassion when Brodovitch was unable to attend. Avedon and Penn discuss their style, book projects, and advertising commissions with members of the class, as well as the state of commercial photography generally.

Alexey Brodovitch Worshop [sic] Session Notes: Design Laboratory, 1964. Including a Biography of Alexey Brodovitch; also Richard Avedon and Irving Penn Session, n.d.
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, call no. TR139.B76 1964.