Bruce Weber & Jean-Christophe Ammann.
Milan. Idea Books Edizioni. 1986. First edition. Wrappers. Unpaginated [36 pages]. 19 b&w photographic plates. 305 x 240mm (12 x 9½"). 0.25kg. 8870170497. Italian, with English and German translations. Near fine; light wear to extremities.
The catalogue for an early exhibition of Weber's work held at the Fortuny Museum, Venice. Following on from his success of photographing athletes for the 1984 Olympic Games the exhibition included more photos of sportsmen. There is the boxer Andy Minsker, fencer Peter Schifrin and Mexican track star Lupe. The actor Matt Dillon also appears in five portraits. Ammann's essay discusses Weber's ability to capture the complex relationship of the athletes with their bodies; their self-assurance versus their vulnerability. The exhibition also travelled to the Kunsthalle Basel.