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Edward Weston (Aperture Masters of Photography) Hardcover – June 15, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Aperture Masters of Photography
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture (June 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0893817473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0893817473
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,085,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Weston is, in the real sense, one of the few creative artists of today. He has recreated the matter-- forms and forces of nature; he has made these forms eloquent of the fundamental unity of the world. His work illuminates man's inner journey toward perfection of the spirit."--Ansel Adams

About the Author

Born in 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois, Edward Henry Weston began to photograph in 1902. In 1906 he decided to move to California and take up photography professionally. In 1937 Weston was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the first ever for a photographer. He continued to photograph until 1948. Thereafter, until his death in 1958, he supervised the printing of his best work by two of his sons, Brett and Cole, and Dody Warren.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Charles Tatum on September 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Wow, a photography book that you do not have to buy with a loan application or perfect credit. Weston was such a commanding presence in so many photographic fields, and this overview of his work is great. One quibble: I wish there had been better ties between the women in his life and the nudes featured here. Who was who? Also, his bio mentions the last photo he took, but does not include it. Other than that, great work by a great artist and a great inspiration.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Phoebe Hamilton on July 3, 2004
Format: Hardcover
The excellence of this small unassuming little gem alters the traditional photographs of Mexico in the 1920's. Edward Weston
saw a reality, a starkness and a purity in the daily Mexican life not often portrayed by the photographers of its own country. The romanticism
of his pictures make you want to become part of the experience. He, hand in hand with Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Tina Modotti. Mariana Yampolsky are part of a
post-war Modernism that embraced Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. I explored
all of the above as a result of this tiny little Aperture book. I recommend it to anyone with many or few dollars, the experience is overwhelming and speaks to you with passion. It leaves you wanting more......
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 1999
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If you were to only buy one of Edward Weston's books, this would be the one -- and for less then $10...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry Benjamin on July 22, 2014
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Weston's work was almost abstract in its simplicity and concern with the interplay of line, texture, and shape. His iconic image of the pepper presents the vegetable as suggestive of a human form, while at the same time it is, unmistakeably, a pepper. Other images seem to be more than their subject, reminding us of something else even if we can't place what it is. In his control of composition and lighting, objects almost jump off the page with barely-contained energy; the extraordinary is found within the ordinary, the irrepressible will to life within the inanimate.

This Aperture volume is an outstanding collection of this great photographer's work, and includes a short biography by R. H. Craven.
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