Rowdy

Rowdy
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Bruce Weber & Nan Bush.

Privately published. No date [c.1992]. Oatmeal cloth-bound hardback. Unpaginated [56 pages]. Illustrated throughout with full-page b&w photographs by Weber. 285 x 225mm (11 x 8"). 0.55kg. . English. Near fine; some faint surface marks to beige cloth.

'I learned a lot from Rowdy just about people's body attitudes and a freedom of expression in motion and how they related to Muybridge's motion studies.' (Bruce Weber, Hotel Room with a View).

A very scarce, privately published, photographic tribute to Weber's first golden retriever, Rowdy Palomino (1975-1992). Weber has used his beloved golden retrievers throughout his work and frequently name-checks them in his books' acknowledgements. For him they represent a honesty and homely ideal. The book was purportedly given to friends for Christmas in 1992. A dedication at the rear reads 'for bruce love nan'. Rowdy was named after Clint Eastwood's character Rowdy Yates in Rawhide.