ALL-AMERICAN VOLUME SIXTEEN: WILD BLUE YONDER - A JOURNAL BY BRUCE WEBER
(WEBER, BRUCE). Weber, Bruce, Nan Bush, Nathaniel Kilcer, Matthew Richards & Skylar Pittman, Editors. New York: Little Bear Press, 2016. First Edition 1/3000. 4to. Pictorial Paperback. Photography Monograph. As New./No Jacket - As Issued. np (184pp), profusely illustrated in duotone and color. Art Director - Nathaniel Kilcer. "For the past fifteen years, photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber has published the independent arts journal “All-American”. During this time, the series has evolved as a celebration of work by photographers, painters, actors, essayists, poets and personalities of note. Sometimes the subjects of the journal are already well-known in their own right, but just as often, “All-American” focuses on individuals and groups that are noteworthy not for their fame, but because their stories or accomplishments reveal something Weber believes will resonate on a deeper, more personal level with readers. “All-American” is motivated equally by a desire to connect and to inspire.
The latest installment - "All-American XVI: Wild Blue Yonder" - "includes long-form profiles of Fr. Michael Pfleger, the radical activist priest working to end poverty and gun violence on Chicago’s South Side, and Detective First Grade Terry McGhee, a member of the NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force. Bruce documented a recent road trip across West Texas, and broadens his reflections on the Lone Star State with photographic works by Sid Avery, Toni Frisell, Kelly Delay, Wim Wenders, James Evans, and Richard Miller. The late, great, and largely unknown American fashion designer Bill Whitten is celebrated in a tribute that includes interviews with Elton John, Lionel Ritchie, and an essay by his brother, the contemporary painter Jack Whitten. The environmentalist and artist Zaria Forman shares her process, Biaggio Ali Walsh reflects on the influence and legacy of his grandfather, Muhammad Ali, and Suzanne Myers writes about her architect father Barton Myers’ iconic Santa Barbara residence".
As with all of the "All-American"s, the quality of the design, paper and printing is impeccable. Not unlike the previous books, there will be only one printing of this title. A brand new, pristine example in the publisher's shrinkwrap, as issued. Inventory Number: 000A-AXVI