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Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body: A Collection of Fifty Nudes

by Ruth Bernhard

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811808262, Unknown Binding)

For over half a century, acclaimed photographer Ruth Bernhard has worked to "simplify, isolate, and give emphasis to form with greatest clarity" in her radiant photographs of the female nude. Now, with Chronicle Books' timely reissue of her best-selling volume, The Eternal Body, Bernhard's most evocative images are once again available in a superb collection, complete with an insightfill text, that pays tribute to a living legend. Hauntingly sensual yet classically reserved, the book's ethereal duotone photographs appear to be illuminated from within so that even the simplest lines of the human form -- a draped torso, a curved neck, an angled limb -- take on a complexity not often seen in work of this kind. A master artist whose technical prowess places her among the ranks of the greatest photographers of our time, Ruth Bernhard has created a masterpiece of expression and sensitivity in The Eternal Body.

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"Described by Ansel Adams as the greatest photographer of the nude, Ruth Bernhard created a collection of images that ranks among the most profound photographs of the female form. Her intense, studied camerawork transcended the boundaries between the spirit and the flesh. Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body is the first monograph of Bernhard s nudes, in print for 25 years, and now in a newly designed hardcover. Featuring a new foreword by Karen Sinsheimer, and an illuminating biography by Margaretta Mitchell, this new edition of a landmark book honors one of our most celebrated artist photographers"-- "In print for twenty-five years and now available as an elegant hardcover, Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body is the first collection of Bernhard's finest nudes to be presented in a single monograph. In her private quest to "simplify, isolate, and give emphasis to form with greatest clarity," Bernhard passionately created a collection of images that rank among the most profound photographs of the female nude. Her intense, studied camera work produced images of the human form that clearly transcend the boundaries between the spirit and the flesh. Featuring an insightful new foreword by Karen Sinsheimer, curator of photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and an illuminating biography by photographer Margaretta Mitchell, this reissue of a landmark book honors one of the most celebrated artists of the last century"--… (more)

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