WEBER, Bruce. O Rio de Janerio
(New York): A Borzio Book/Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. First edition. Folio. Weber’s second book, a collection of languid, sensual photographs of the lives of models in Rio, nicely reproduced in duotone and in six colors. On the beach, in restaurants, at nightclubs, in their rooms, Weber’s subjects exude a beauty which is at the same time casual and self-possessed. The volume “brought all the elements of his commercial work together and was the first to incorporate the vivacious pastiche of original and borrowed material that had become the signature of his issue-filling spreads in Per Lui and LUomo Vouge. Working with designers Donald Sterzin, Rïse Daniels, and Sam Shahid, Weber turned his trademark fiction of youthful exuberance and sexy camaraderie into a fastpaced montage intercut with landscapes, still lifes, news photos, family snapshots, and drawings by Richard Giglio.” –Vince Aletti, in Roth, et. al., The Book of 101 Books. A very good plus copy with some rubbing to the spine.