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Weber, Bruce (Photographer); Ratliff, Matt (Model) & The Editors of Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly. ROOKIE DREAMS OF GREATNESS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRUCE WEBER. Columbus, OH: Abercrombie & Fitch, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Rare Bruce Weber and Matt Ratliff collectible set. A rare pristine copy of "Rookie Dreams of Greatness" Commemorative Souvenir Issue with a rare fine copy of the Interview Magazine Issue, which features a doublespread of Matt Ratliff along the same lines. Limited Edition of 500 copies. The book's design deliberately resembles "Shufly", is one of only four titles published by Abercrombie & Fitch that actually bears Bruce Weber's name, and is now one of the classic A & F titles. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An elegant production by A & F: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards, which show the bare-chested model in front and black titles embossed on the back, as issued. Photographs by Bruce Weber. There is minimal text. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality brings out the rich, crisp, and warm tones of the photographs. Without DJ, as issued. Published to celebrate the opening of Abercrombie & Fitch's New York flagship store in November, 2005. Presents Bruce Weber's "Rookie Dreams of Greatness". One of his most handsome models ever, the athlete-turned-model Matthew Ratliff had appeared in commercials, press ads, and fashion spreads before being discovered by BW and adopted by Abercrombie & Fitch as the signature model for its television and press campaign. Ratliff is physical perfection incarnate: Piercing, soulful eyes, aquiline nose sprinkled with freckles, and smooth, perfectly chiseled body, the all-American male ideal that Weber has made his lifelong (and seemingly inexhaustible) quest. This Commemorative Special Issue revisits the distinctive, instantly recognizable, and erotically charged imagery identified with Abercrombie & Fitch at its peak. An absolute "must-have" title for BW and Matthew Ratliff collectors. This title is now highly collectible, a cult classic. It comes with a fine copy of the Interview Magazine March 2006 Issue, which features "The Cowboys In My Life", a 15-page BW portfolio. The Issue ends with a doublespread A & F advertisement featuring Matt Ratliff, which appears for the first and only time in published form. As far as we know, this is the only such set available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare set thus. Bruce Weber's "O Rio de Janeiro", the sexiest photography book ever published, was selected as one of the "Seminal Photography Books of the 20th Century" in the "Book of 101 Books". One of the finest living American photographers. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER BRUCE WEBER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $300.00

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