Women, Leibovitz, Annie and Sontag, Susan. Published by Random House, New York, New York, 2000. Stated First Paperback Edition. Folio – over 12″ – 15″ tall. 247 pages. French flaps. There is a very light ruffle to preliminary pages; otherwise this volume is in fine condition without marks, tears, folds and binding remains tight.
The photographs by Annie Leibovitz in Women, taken especially for the book, encompass a broad spectrum of subjects: a rap artist, an astronaut, two Supreme Court justices, farmers, coal miners, movie stars, showgirls, rodeo riders, socialites, reporters, dancers, a maid, a general, a surgeon, the First Lady of the United States, the secretary of state, a senator, rock stars, prostitutes, teachers, singers, athletes, poets, writers, painters, musicians, theater directors, political activists, performance artists, and businesswomen. “Each of these pictures must stand on its own,” Susan Sontag writes in the essay that accompanies the portraits. “But the ensemble says, So this what women are now — as different, as varied, as heroic, as forlorn, as conventional, as unconventional as this.” 002282 $40