The Eternal Body. A Collection of Fifty Nudes. Photographs by Ruth Bernhard. First Edition. Squarish Quarto. Cloth in illustrated dustjacket with embossed lettering. Includes publisher's brochure. 24 pages essay entitled "The Nude: Symbol and Light" by Margaretta Mitchell. 50 black-and-white laser Fultone process. Edition of 5400. Photography West Graphic, Carmel, California, 1986.
Ruth Bernhard's photographs of the female nude, with their classic beauty and sensuous tonalities are included in this exquisite book. Fifty of her finest nudes captures the spirit of her work and gives her proper credit in the history of photography of the nude.
A beautiful tight copy in Near-Fine condition. Ever-so-slight edge wear to boards. Sun-faded jacket with small tears.