Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life

Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life

by Margaretta Mitchell, Ruth Bernhard, Chronicle Books
     
 
Hailed by Ansel Adams as "the greatest photographer of the nude," Ruth Bernhard is an icon in the photographic world. As told by Ruth in countless conversations with close friend and biographer Margaretta Mitchell, this thoughtful, illustrated memoir is a true tribute to the legendary artist. Reminiscent of a personal scrapbook, the engaging text is adorned with an

Overview

Hailed by Ansel Adams as "the greatest photographer of the nude," Ruth Bernhard is an icon in the photographic world. As told by Ruth in countless conversations with close friend and biographer Margaretta Mitchell, this thoughtful, illustrated memoir is a true tribute to the legendary artist. Reminiscent of a personal scrapbook, the engaging text is adorned with an abundance of fascinating memorabilia and nostalgic snapshots. Woven throughout is correspondence between Ruth and her mentor Edward Weston, as well as interviews with friends, colleagues, students, and her long-time printer. Also included is a special section entitled "Workshop," which surveys Ruth's acclaimed teaching methods. Coinciding with an exhibition in honor of Ruth's 95th birthday, Ruth Bernhard: Between Life and Art is a beautiful celebration of an extraordinary woman.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Mitchell (author and photographer) provides a short biography of the photographer, and an essay on this collection (first published in 1986). However, the photos are the main draw of the work; the fifty nudes, each a study in light and form, are reproduced in full page (the book is slightly oversize at 11.5x12<">), good quality reproductions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811821919
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
Art Series
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Margaretta Mitchell first became interested in Ruth Bernhard's work in 1979 while preparing for her book, Recollections: Ten Women of Photography, and curating the traveling exhibition which followed. A dedicated photographer herself, Mitchell is the author of Gift of Place and co-author with Dorothea Lange of To a Cabin.

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