The Eternal Body: A Collection of Fifty Nudes (with original ephemera)
A forty-plus year retrospective collection of Bernhard's work, a classic title in the world of nude photography and a magnificently produced and very beautiful book. In her introduction, Bernhard states "In photographing the nude, it is my aim to transform the complexities of the figure into harmonies of simplified form. I have approached my work with the nude much as I create a still life, with patience and reverence. My quest through the magic of light and shadow, is to isolate, to simplify and to give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity." Fifty duotone plates w/ 24 pages of insightful text. Included with this rare title is an original program from Ruth Bernhard's Memorial Service, which was held in San Francisco on March 31, 2007.
2006, Chronicle Books, softcover, 11 1/2 x 12", 83 pages, 50 duotone plates. Boldly signed by the Artist in her unmistakable calligraphic style in black fountain pen. Condition: Interior in excellent (like new) condition with only very minor bump to spine and very minor rubbing on cover.
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