Ruth Bernhard

"The Eternal Body: A Collection of Fifty Nudes"

The Eternal Body, originally published in 1986, is the first collection of Berhard's finest nudes to be presented in the form of a monograph. This newly-designed, hardcover republication of the original monography celebrates the 25th anniversery of the publication of the original. Her intense, studied camera work transcended the boundaries between the spirit and the flesh. This collection expresses her lifelong passion to understand the effects of light on the body and to reveal it in its purest form.  Featuring a new foreword by Karen Sinsheimer, and an illuminating biography by Margaretta Mitchell, this new edition of a landmark book honors one of our most celebrated artist photographers.

Cronicle Books, 2011. Hardcover, 132 pages.