Bear Pond

Bear Pond
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Bruce Weber. Text by Reynolds Price. Design by John Cheim.

Boston. Bulfinch Press. 1990. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. Unpaginated [c. 208 pages]. Approx. 105 b&w full-page photographic plates. 265 x 220mm (10 x 8"). 1.2kg. 082121831x. English. Near fine; the slightest rubbing to extremities of jacket, very faint marking to white spine; an excellent copy with no tears or inscriptions.

Bear Pond is an unabashed celebration of the youthful male body, with its athleticism and sculptural physique, and the freedom of the nude within nature. The photographs were mainly shot in and around Bear Pond in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The book was published to coincide with Weber's "Figure Studies" exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery, New York. The images are preceded by Reynolds Price's poem Gold Day. Contains nudity and Weber's ubiquitous dogs.

[Hasselblad Center. The Open Book. p.346; Bertolotti. Books of Nudes. p.265; Auer. 802 Photo Books. p.685]