Essay by Shuhei Takahashi.
Tokyo. C2 Gallery. 1990. First edition. 3 volumes [1 for each photographer; 28 pages each] in wrappers and 4 loose leaves of text in folder, all housed in matching paper-covered slipcase. Full-page b&w photographic plates. 265 x 225mm (10½ x 8¾"). 1kg. . English & Japanese. Fine; an excellent set.
A beautifully produced catalogue for a Japanese exhibition examining the work of three American photographers - Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts and Bruce Weber. The exhibition identifies a strong movement amongst photographers in the 1980s towards portraying the nude in an honest and real manner. The work of Mapplethorpe, Ritts and Weber bought a new knowledge and consciousness of the nude to the viewer. A separate volume of plates is devoted to each photographer.