WEBER, Bruce. O Rio de Janeiro: A Photographic Journal. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. SIGNED
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O Rio de Janeiro: A Photographic Journal.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.
Folio (367 × 281 mm), pp. (two gatefold). 130 black-and-white photographs occasionally overprinted in colours, drawings by Richard Giglio, design by Sam Shahid, Rïse Daniels and Donald Sterzin. Black-and-white photo-illustrated wrappers, printed in purple; small area of abrasion to rear wrapper, marking along upper portion of spine-fold. Signed by Weber in black ink on title-page. Near-fine.
First edition, signed copy. In O Rio de Janaeiro Weber interweaves portraits, still lifes and landscape photographs with an extended study of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu champion Rickson Gracie, whose father Helio was one of four brothers who opened the first Jiu-Jitsu academy in Brazil. Carlos, the eldest brother, had learnt the martial art from Esai Maeda, who had emigrated from Japan to Brazil in 1914.
Roth A., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century pp.254-5; Auer, M. and M., 802 photo books from the M + M Auer collection p.668.