Evocative images of America from a master

Want to see what our country looks like through the eyes of one of its famous artists? All-American IX: A Near-Perfect World is the ninth book in a series from photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber , and within its 192 pages there’s a little bit of something for everybody.

This handsome book is filled not just with Weber’s signature black-and-white photographs (although there’s some very beautiful ones, including Weber’s tribute to Washington, D.C, and the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who delivered the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration), but with landscape paintings, poetry, a candid shot of Mae West and chapters dedicated to the cultural history of Big Sur and the Florida Everglades, too. We know the U.S.A. isn’t perfect, but it sure is pretty! We got our hands on some exclusive images, so click below to see more.

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