All-American. [A Complete Set; Signed]

All-American. [A Complete Set; Signed]
Price :  £1,500.00

Bruce Weber. Edited by Bruce Weber & Nan Bush et al.

New York. Little Bear Press & teNeues. 2001-2015. All first editions. 15 volumes. Cloth-backed wrappers, with final four volumes with slipcases as issued. Unpaginated [c. 150-200 pages per volume). Volume I is signed and inscribed by Weber to the Jazz singer Diana Krall (Weber shot the photography for Krall's 2001 album The Look of Love); Volume II is inscribed to 'Laurie' (possibly Laurie Bird, production co-ordinator on The Look Of Love); Volume III is inscribed to 'Benny Lin'. Illustrated profusely in colour and b&w. 315 x 245mm (12 x 9"). 20kg. . English. Fine; an excellent set, the final six volumes still shrink-wrapped.

A rare complete set of Bruce Weber's All-American series of book-cum-photographic-journal. Published annually each edition is a collaborative mix of photography, art, poetry, prose and reportage. Weber's photographs and editorship is the common thread that runs through the whole, stamping it with his trademark passion for everything American. Contributors and subjects include Joel Sternfeld, Tennessee Williams, Jeremiah Goodman, Ingrid Sischy, Elizabeth Taylor, True Blue, Paul Stone, elephants, bears, The Kennedys, Marlon Brando, Cyrus Jones Ellsworth, Sam Shaw, Ranee Palone Flynn, Mickey Spillane, Ralph Ellison, photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, Mona Bismarck, Nina Simone, Else Maxwell, Michael Jackson, Ed Ruscha, Babe Paley, Hollywood, and Poppy de Villeneuve.

The set is comprised of:
I. All-American
II. Short Stories
III. Family Albums
IV. Otherworldly
V. Is Love Enough?
VI. Larger than Life
VII. 'Till I get it Right
VIII. Nature's Way
IX. A Near-Perfect World
X. Written In The Stars
XI. Just Life
XII. A Book of Lessons
XIII. Born Ready
XIV. Affairs of the Heart
XV. Leap of Faith