- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Merrell Publishers (April 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1858942063
- ISBN-13: 978-1858942063
- Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 11.8 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,161,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Edward Weston: A Legacy Hardcover – April 1, 2003
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In 1937 and 1938, the Guggenheim Foundation paid Weston to take a two-year photographic trip though California and the West - he was the first photographer to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship - the images he made during that trip - more than 500, were presented to the Huntington Library. "What it all comes to is this," Weston wrote the Guggenheim Foundation in 1939, "I want very much to have a collection in the Huntington Library and will do anything I can to make it possible." "Edward Weston: A Legacy" organizes much of this material - extensive commentary, notes, biographical information and career-long examples of Weston's photographs. It is a truly stunning compilation.
Weston's work evokes warmth, sensuality, the erotic. There is passion behind his photographs of animals, like the fleet fox, his portraits, and in his strange visions of antique statuary. His nudes, especially the extraordinary work he does with Charis Wilson, take the viewer beyond the erotic to a discovery of eternal forms.
This is a magnificent book containing a master's work - a real treasure!
Also the writing in this book avoided annoying "art speak" and was very informative about both Weston's life and his artistic goals.
I only wish I had purchase this book when new so I could have avoided the very high rare book price of a used volume.