Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body was the
first collection of Bernhards forty year study of the nude
to be presented in a single, elegantly bound monograph. The photographs
selected, many of which have never been exhibited, unveil the
true range of her feminine genius.
Bernhards intense, studied camera work had produced images
of he human form that clearly transcend the boundaries between
the spirit and the flash. This collection expresses her lifelong
passion to understand the effects of light on the body and to
reveal it in its purest form. Each illustrious photograph contains
a classic perfection, giving it a sense of the eternal and making
it a timeless masterpiece of the human figure.
Complete with an insightful overview of Ruth Bernhards artistry
and working life, this landmark volume offers the viewer a stunning
array of fifty master prints by one of the most significant artists
of our time, revealing a unique and personal vision of the human
body that is as breathtaking as it is profound.