Book Excerpt: Herb Ritts, The Golden Hour

With an enthusiastic, classical eye for the human body, Herb Ritts reinvigorated the field of glamour photography. From his celebrity features — commissioned by nearly every major magazine — to his advertising work, Ritts helped shape our modern idea of beauty, celebrity and sex appeal.

Rizzoli has just released a new oral history, on the man and his work. Here, a sampling of some of his excellent work.

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