Herb Ritts: Work

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Herb Ritts is one of today's most sought-after and accomplished photographers--an artist whose eye for beauty, playful intelligence, and unerring sense of style pervade all his work, from elegant fashion tableaux and witty celebrity portraits to sultry nudes and stunning African panoramas. This landmark retrospective presents the full range of Ritts' work--240 signature images, including many which have never before been published.
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1996 Cloth First Edition Fine Condition in Fine Condition jacket 396 pages. Mammoth sized hardcover exhibition catalogue, bound in black cloth covered boards and wrapped in an ... illustrated paper dustjacket. There is the faintest hint of shelfwear to the bottom edge of the boards, but the binding is tight and solid, the dustjacket is bright and sharp, having been protected in a Mylar sleeve from the time of original purchase. The interior is clean and clear of markings. 240 duotone photographs, 8 fold-outs. Lime green endpapers. Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Read more Show Less

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1996 1st Edition 4. pp. 1. Description: 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 37 cm. Notes: Exhibition organized by and held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Includes bibliographical ... references. Subjects: Ritts, Herb--Exhibitions--Celebrities--Portrait An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Boston 1996 Hardcover First Edition, Second Printing Fine in fine dust jacket. (RITTS, HERB). Fairbrother, Trevor, Richard Martin, Steven Meisel & Ingrid Sischy. HERB RITTS: ... WORK-SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed and Dated by the Photographer. Boston: Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown & Company & Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1996. First Edition, Second Printing. Small Folio. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Published in conjunction with an extraordinary 1996 exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, "Work" is a massive, beautifully designed and printed compendium of the fashion and figure photographs of the late, great Herb Ritts. A bright, most handsome copy of the 1999 second printing BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED "Herb Ritts '99" in black marker on the front pastedown. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value-we will inform you of the applicable amount Read more Show Less

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1996 Hardcover Very good Like New jacket Signed. SIGNED BY HERB RITTS with personal inscription, which reads: "To Dana Much love, always". Beautiful dust jacket shows very ... gentle rubbing to panels; minor superfical scratching and minuscule markings to back panel else appears crisp and bright in a brodart. The book itself has mild scuffing to boards; light wear to extrems.; small scratches and minor markings to text block edges otherwise a perfect copy. Internally pristine with NO markings and tight binding. A wonderful collector's item! Pasad. Read more Show Less

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New York 1996 Hard Cover First Edition; First Printing Fine in Fine dust jacket 0821222961. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on front endpaper by Herb Ritts. Tight, ... clean and crisp. A faint hint of storage rubbing to dustjacket, otherwise an excellent copy of the First Printing of the First Edition now protected in a new Mylar cover. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library.; 1.57 x 14.33 x 11.73 Inches; 412 pages; Signed by Artist. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Herb Ritts is one of today's most sought-after and accomplished photographers--an artist whose eye for beauty, playful intelligence, and unerring sense of style pervade all his work, from elegant fashion tableaux and witty celebrity portraits to sultry nudes and stunning African panoramas. This landmark retrospective presents the full range of Ritts' work--240 signature images, including many which have never before been published.
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Exemplifying the blurring of lines between photojournalism, advertising, and art, these four collections of celebrity portraiture are less a record of high aesthetic achievement and more time capsules of the last decade's pop-culture infatuations. Observed side-by-side, the books highlight the photographers' individual styles and their strengths and weaknesses. Ritts' ability to capture his famous sitters' personalities at the height of expression reveal a self-consciousness in Corbijn's brooding, grainy portraits. But Ritts's Westonesque attempts at freezing the body as sculpture can seem pretentious next to LaChapelle's giddy, campy celebrations. Harkening back to the Hollywood photography of George Hurrell, Gorman's works stand apart for their simple elegance. The Gorman, LaChapelle, and Ritts books are all oversized and lavishly produced perhaps a drawback, as the box LaChapelle is shipped in will be immediately discarded and the many fold-outs in Ritts will undoubtedly tear. Ultimately, these volumes will be of most interest to fans of the sitters. Art libraries should have the Ritts book the official catalog of a controversial Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, retrospective and the LaChapelle, whose vividly colorful works express the most individual style, if not depth. Public libraries that already have Ritts' last collection can pass over this familiar work in favor of Gorman's genial portraits of today's stars.
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Exemplifying the blurring of lines between photojournalism, advertising, and art, these four collections of celebrity portraiture are less a record of high aesthetic achievement and more time capsules of the last decade's pop-culture infatuations. Observed side-by-side, the books highlight the photographers' individual styles and their strengths and weaknesses. Ritts' ability to capture his famous sitters' personalities at the height of expression reveal a self-consciousness in Corbijn's brooding, grainy portraits. But Ritts's Westonesque attempts at freezing the body as sculpture can seem pretentious next to LaChapelle's giddy, campy celebrations. Harkening back to the Hollywood photography of George Hurrell, Gorman's works stand apart for their simple elegance. The Gorman, LaChapelle, and Ritts books are all oversized and lavishly produced perhaps a drawback, as the box LaChapelle is shipped in will be immediately discarded and the many fold-outs in Ritts will undoubtedly tear. Ultimately, these volumes will be of most interest to fans of the sitters. Art libraries should have the Ritts book the official catalog of a controversial Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, retrospective and the LaChapelle, whose vividly colorful works express the most individual style, if not depth. Public libraries that already have Ritts' last collection can pass over this familiar work in favor of Gorman's genial portraits of today's stars.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821222966
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 11.70 (w) x 14.62 (h) x 1.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Herb Ritts is in the top echelon of celebrity and fashion photographers today. His previous titles include Pictures, Notorious (Bulfinch, 1992), Men/Women, Duo, and award-winning Africa (Bulfinch, 1994). He lives in Los Angeles. Malcolm Rogers is the Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Trevor Fairbrother is the Beal Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ingrid Sischy is a noted writer on contemporary art and fashion and is Editor-in-Chief at Interview magazine. Richard Martin is the curator of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Steven Meisel is a prominent fashion photographer whose images have appeared in major magazines worldwide.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2000

    One of the Greatest Contemporary Photograpers of Our Time

    I saw the actual show 'Work' when it was in the Museum of Art in Boston, and I had to have this book. Ritts' photographs are works of art, true to life, and show so much emotion. He is one of my favorites. I don't think anyone should miss out on his talent.

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