Bruce Weber: Bear Pond + Andy Book + 1988 Knopf Monograph + Gentle Giants (4 Books)
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Bruce Weber. Edited and Designed by John Cheim. A Borzoi Book/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. First edition. Large thick quarto. Cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket with original vellum outer jacket.
Fine- with some light scuffing to boards; Fine jacket and Near Fine- vellum with edge tears and slight loss at crown of spine.

The definitive 80s Weber monograph! Features a hundred and thirty-nine full-page lush gravure plates of images taken by Weber from coast to coast between 1983 and 1987.

Bear Pond. Photographs by Bruce Weber. Bullfinch Press, Boston, 1990. 200 pp. First edition. Quarto. Beige cloth with white embossed title and spine. Library protected dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. 103 tritone plates. Fine+/Near Fine-; jacket with some abrasion at 'tips' and a few small edge tears (less than 1/2"/1.5 cm)

Bear Pond appeared at time when AIDS was ravaging the gay community. It's classicized imagery is a poignant counterpoint to the devastation being wrought by the disease (the book was made to benefit the AIDS Resource Center in New York). More than 100 images are reproduced in tritone.

The Andy Book. Photographs by Bruce Weber. Text by Andy Minsker. Designed by John Cheim. Shotaro Okada, Tokyo, 1987. Quarto. Stiff wrappers with photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions. Text in English. Booklet with Japanese translations laid in. Near Fine; faint damp stains upper corners (affecting only dust jacket and wraps.

A scarce volume--published only in Japan--devoted entirely to the rough physicality of small town high school boxer Andy Minsker. Gentle Giants. With texts selected by Bruce Weber. Bulfinch Press, New York. Unpaged. Small folio (12"/29 cm). First edition. Clothbound with front photo-illustration. No jacket as issued. Black-and-white-reproductions.
Near Fine; wear to extremities; a bit of smudging to rear cloth.

"Bruce Weber's new book, Gentle Giants, is a whimsical journey into the world of his favorite dogs. Placing Newfoundlands in a variety of contexts, Weber intersperses his photographs with lighthearted text. From New York and California to Montana, Saskatchewan, and Rome, the book is an odyssey of Newfoundlands. Patti Smith contributes a special poem to the book, capturing the spirit of these magnificent dogs."--the publisher
Bruce Weber: Bear Pond + Andy Book + 1988 Knopf Monograph + Gentle Giants (4 Books)
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