WEBER, Bruce (1946 - )
O Rio de Janeiro. A photographic journal
New York : Afred A. Knopf, 1986. Folio, photo-illustrated cards, a few light stains, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper, unpaginated, fully illustrated photobook with several fold-out plates.
One of the great photo-books of the late twentieth century, O Rio de Janeiro is a luxuriously voyeuristic tour through the streets of Rio. Weber’s design of the book in stark black and white, and block party colours allow the photographs to flaunt the sexuality of the subjects framed against the sunkissed backdrop of the tropical city. In this seminal work, Weber has used his experience as a fashion photographer to style the erotic beauty of the men and women in the images.