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Edward Weston: Portraits
Edward Weston
0893816051
October 1995
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
From light-control to master-printing, Weston meticulously glorified on film nautilus shells, green peppers and household implements. Less famous but impressive in a selection gathered here for the first time are the portraits that made up most of his life's work. Quietly catching on large-format film his models' characters, Weston in the 1920s and '30s expanded existing norms of background and composition in portraying such personalities as D.H. Lawrence, Diego Rivera, Robinson Jeffers, Jo Davidson, Henry Fonda and Ansel Adams, along with his own sons and various friends and associates. Included are several nudes of his protegee, model and lover, Tina Modotti, as well as some of his second wife, Charis Wilson. Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Edward Weston
Brett Abbott
0892368098
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A seminal figure in the history of photography, Edward Weston (1886-1958) began his long and colorful career in Southern California. Among the more than fifty prints gleaned from the Getty Museum's important collection of approximately 240 works that span the photographer's career, this book
features pictures made in Claremont, Glendale, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and other locations in California and the U.S.
Weston wed machine-age aesthetics with vernacular subjects, pursuing Modernism as a way of seeing. He produced works of art using subject matter as wide-ranging as sea shells, green peppers, sand dunes and nudes, and he set a standard for elegant composition and print technique for generations of
photographers to come.
Commentaries on each of the featured works, as well as an introduction and...


Edward Weston: Portraits, Vol. 140
Edward Weston
0893816477
June 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From light-control to master-printing, Weston meticulously glorified on film nautilus shells, green peppers and household implements. Less famous but impressive in a selection gathered here for the first time are the portraits that made up most of his life's work. Quietly catching on large-format film his models' characters, Weston in the 1920s and '30s expanded existing norms of background and composition in portraying such personalities as D.H. Lawrence, Diego Rivera, Robinson Jeffers, Jo Davidson, Henry Fonda and Ansel Adams, along with his own sons and various friends and associates. Included are several nudes of his protegee, model and lover, Tina Modotti, as well as some of his second wife, Charis Wilson. Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or...


Margrethe Mather & Edward Weston
Beth Gates Warren
0393041573
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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The Bloomsbury Review, John Murray, January/February 2002
[A] penetrating glimpse of California Bohemia...fascinating.

Book Description
An examination of the personal and professional relationship between two important American photographers. Margrethe Mather has been remembered mostly through the commentary of fellow photographer Edward Weston, who referred to her as "the first important person" in his life. In fact, Mather was probably the greatest influence on the development of Weston's early career. They first met in 1913 and soon developed a close relationship, eventually working together as full-fledged artistic partners and even co-signing the photographs they produced. Weston was also madly in love with Mather, and the two engaged in a brief affair during his first marriage. This...


Edward Weston: A Legacy
Jennifer A. Watts
1858942063
March 2003
Hardcover
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Edward Weston: Nudes
Charis Wilson
0893810207
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Lee Friedlander's photographs of women in their birthday suits leave me cold, but they invite comparison with Edward Weston's classic black and white nudes. Bare breasts and buttocks took on another dimension when Weston was behind the camera; his headless torsos more closely resemble the work of painters and sculptors than the passionless images of ladies decapitated by Friedlander and other contemporary photographers. Charis Wilson's memoir of posing for (and living with) Weston--and her under-the-skin take on the thought process behind his nude studies--is fascinating. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review
"To Weston's eye...the landscape of the human body was an unending revelation of forms both voluptuous and abstract. His genius as an artist...


Edward Weston
Amy Conger
0714845736
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edward Weston (1886–1958) is one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century photography. An exponent of ‘straight photography’, Weston was committed to making photographs ‘free from technical tricks and incoherent emotionalism’ which were able to capture the essence of the subject. His series of self-portraits, nudes, landscapes and close-up still-lifes defined modernist photography in their formal elegance, simplicity and abstraction. The first photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1937, Weston is among the most influential figures in the history of photography.


Edward Weston
Terence Pitts
3822834866
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
In 1902, the year Edward Weston was given his first camera, few people regarded photography as more than a craft. But along with innovators like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, Weston revolutionized the ways photographers chose subject material and used photographic techniques to create what gradually came to be accepted as fine art.

This is an elegant book, designed and printed in Germany, with an essay by Terence Pitts, of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. It presents 180 of Weston's finest images, including many--such as the pines of Point Lobos, the sand dunes of Oceano, and his stark, unadorned nudes--that have become icons. Whereas the photographs of Man Ray and Moholy-Nagy were, to Weston's eyes, hopelessly mannered, his images are elemental, organic, and in harmony with nature's...



Edward Weston
Gilles Mora
0810939797
Oct 1995
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This lavish text-and-picture reconstruction of early-20th-century art photography icon Edward Weston and his work aligns him within the defining cultural dimension of the 1990s: human sensuality. "Weston's forms are nothing if not sensually motivated," writes Mora (Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye), the book's editor and one of five photography historians who here analyze unfolding phases of his artistic development. We are shown his commercial portraiture and pictorialism and the Stieglitz Photo-Secession, Group f.64's unmanipulated style, his "coherent whole" discovery in Mexico, an exploration and artistic transformation anew on Guggenheim grants and the pure-photography "eternalizing" and "objectification" of a universal subject, whether a seashell, a bell pepper ("reeks with sexuality") or the female form in...


The Last Years in Carmel
Edward Weston
086559192X
June 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
During the last period of Edward Weston's work, roughly 1938 through 1948, he began to feel the effects of aging and of Parkinson's disease. He had returned to Carmel and Point Lobos, a place that had been the source of many of his most famous images. His (second) marriage to the much younger Charis Wilson was failing, his sons were serving in a war that closed Point Lobos for a time to Weston's photographic forays, and he was battling symptoms of depression, undiagnosed at the time. All contributed to a significant change in his photographic vision. His last landscape images were psychologically darker and less formalistic than those produced earlier in Carmel, and his nudes featuring Wilson were also more somber. After 1948, Weston stopped taking photographs but continued hosting friends and students...


Yosemite in Time: Ice Ages, Tree Clocks, Ghost Rivers
Mark Klett (Photographer)
1595340165
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
A place of dramatic natural beauty frozen in time in a pristine state in the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge and Ansel Adams, Yosemite is emblematic of the grandeur of the American West. But with its vast granite expanses, Yosemite is an open book recording the passage of geological time, and naturally it has changed since John Muir sang its praises. To discern how, and to more fully understand its powerful mythos, three visionaries join forces in this innovative inquiry. Rebecca Solnit, the author of five highly original books, including River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (2003), supplies the mind-expanding commentary, musing in her inimitable fashion on the nexus of nature, art, science, and everyday experience. Acclaimed photographers Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe practice the...


Daybooks of Edward Weston
Edward Weston
0893814458
March 1991
Paperback
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Review
"It was as though the things of everyday experience had been transformed . . . into organic sculptures, the forms of which were both the expression and the justification of the life within . . . He had freed his eyes of conventional expectation, and had taught them to see the statement of intent that resides in natural form."--John Szarkowski


Edward Weston
Ben Maddow
0893813699
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
One of modern photography's greatest pioneers, Edward Weston-whose work includes indelible images of nudes and peppers, rocks and shells, clouds and landscapes-awakened his viewers to the sensuous qualities of organic forms. In his extensive biography of Weston, which was nominated for a National Book Award, Ben Maddow draws heavily from Weston's uncut journals and letters, and from the reminiscences and written accounts of his closest friends and family, to reveal the man and artist behind the seemingly opaque formalism of the photographs.


The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotic Women
Carroll & Graf
0786716029
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This follow-up volume to the black-and-white Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography celebrates the female form through these studies by top photographers around the world, as well as some impressive new talents. It features the work of 78 photographers (many of whom specialize in nudes), with approximately 8 images each, as well as a short biography and picture of each contributor. Included is a larger than ever number of female photographers, many of whom intriguingly practice the art of self portraiture-a chance to see how gender can sometimes influence the subtle way of looking at the body. There's also a father and daughter team; a photographer who also appears as a model in two other portfolios; the grandson of the famed American photographer Edward Weston; a mix of professional and amateur photographers; and...


The Ongoing Moment
Geoff Dyer
0375422153
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Having already tackled jazz (But Beautiful) and D.H. Lawrence (Out of Sheer Rage), cultural critic Dyer now turns his intelligent and discriminating eye to photography. Essentially a fast-moving series of highly focused "close readings," his volume zeros in on the way "certain photographs serve as nodes, places where subjects initially considered distinct converge and merge." Thus Paul Strand's "Blind Woman, New York, 1916" leads Dyer not only to other photographs of the blind by Lewis Hine and Gary Winogrand, but also to a survey of different portraits of blind author Jorge Luis Borges and to a consideration of Walker Evans's SX-70 photographs. Like the great English critic John Berger (Ways of Seeing), whom Dyer wrote about in Ways of Telling, the author has a lively and dramatic sense of provocation. He...


Edward Weston Nudes: Aperture
Edward Weston
0893815322
April 1993
Paperback
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Book Review
Lee Friedlander's photographs of women in their birthday suits leave me cold, but they invite comparison with Edward Weston's classic black and white nudes. Bare breasts and buttocks took on another dimension when Weston was behind the camera; his headless torsos more closely resemble the work of painters and sculptors than the passionless images of ladies decapitated by Friedlander and other contemporary photographers. Charis Wilson's memoir of posing for (and living with) Weston--and her under-the-skin take on the thought process behind his nude studies--is fascinating.

Review
"To Weston's eye . . . the landscape of the human body was an unending revelation of forms both voluptuous and abstract. His genius as an artist lay in his ability to respond to both with equal...

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