Photographer Bruce Weber releases the latest edition of his arts journal "
All-American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons"

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Over the past eleven years, the American fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber (widely known for his ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch among others) has published the book series "All-American" featuring works by artists, photographers, essayists, poets, and personalities whose lives and accomplishments he believes will resonate with readers on a personal level. Volume Twelve presents an eclectic lineup of American talents whose potent personalities and creative works exemplify freedom, conviction and inspiration.

Bruce Weber - All American XII

All American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons

I've been to so many places and knocked on so many doors, and the camera has always been my passport to everything. Bruce Weber

The “lessons” of All-American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons are discovered through their individual journeys—actor and activist Danny Trejo narrates his unlikely path to fame, Polly Mellen speaks to the importance of curiosity throughout her illustrious career as a fashion editor, and musician/producer Nile Rodgers sheds light on his hit-making alchemy. The evolving art scene in Detroit is considered from two perspectives—first through an examination of student works and the craft tradition at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, then through conversations with prominent arts organizations in the downtown area. The book also features tributes to the late Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset, the Chicago-based oral historian Studs Terkel and the socialite turned Taos activist Mabel Dodge Luhan.

In addition to extensive original photography and interviews by Bruce Weber, All-American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons includes commissioned work by Poppy de Villeneuve and Carlos Charlie Perez, previously unpublished photographs by John Derek, and poetry by Frank O’Hara and Danielle Faith Green, a young Brooklyn-born writer.

This is the first year that All-American is published in conjunction with teNeues, bringing the Bruce Weber’s book to a much broader international audience.


All-American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons
© Bruce Weber
Size: c. 24 x 30.5 cm / 9 1/2 x 12 in.
c. 200 pp., Softcover with slipcase
c. 110 color and 125 duotone photographs
Release date: November 2012
ISBN 978-3-8327-9667-9

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