Ruth Bernhard: Gift Of The Commonplace / Signed!

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  • Sold Date: Apr 20, 2009
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Bernhard, Ruth (Photographer) & Kenna, Michael (Contributor). RUTH BERNHARD: GIFT OF THE COMMONPLACE. Carmel, CA: Woodrose Publishing/Center For Photographic Art, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.
Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the finest photography books of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Should not be confused with the softcover edition, which was published simultaneously with it. An austerely elegant production by Ruth Bernhard and Bert J. Ihlenfeld: Oversize-volume format in square shape. Handsome black cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted on the cover and gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Ruth Bernhard. Tribute/Essay by the great photographer Michael Kenna, Bernhard's long-time assistant and most famous disciple. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the very highest standards. The reproduction quality of the images must be seen to be believed in their clarity, warmth, and tonal range. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the photographer's 90th birthday. Presents Ruth Bernhard's "still life" photographs, another aspect of her oeuvre that is less well-known than her celebrated nudes ("The Eternal Body"). Seashells, fruits, flowers, antique dolls, feathers,

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