New York: Wideview Books, 1981. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher’s stiff photo-illustrated wraps.
Stated first edition of British critic and columnist Nik Cohn’s ethnographic exploration of women’s bodybuilding, written during the seismic bodybuilding boom of the 1980s. Cohn profiles leading figures in the world of women’s bodybuilding, including Stacey Bentley, Carla Dunlap, Cammie Lusko, and Claudia Wilbourn. Illustrated throughout with on-stage and behind-the-scenes color and black-and-white photos by French photojournalist Jean Pierre Laffont. Designed by J.C. Suares, the first Op-Ed page art director at the New York Times. Moderate rubbing and soiling to wraps. Very good. Item #4478