Aside from the beauty and brilliance of the letterpress reproductions, this book offers the reader, collector and student of photography, an extraordinary opportunity to study a representative body of Weston's life-work in the perspective of an extensive and illuminating collection of his photographs."--The New York Times
"It is a measure of Edward Weston's greatness that he--it seems to me more than any other photographer of his time--escaped the confinement of photographic categories and movements and theories (even his own theories), and produced a body of work for which there was no explanation. . . . Weston's real aesthetic philosophy was a simple and functional one: he photographed clearly what he saw life to be. What he saw made him a nature poet, a transformer of commonplaces into wonders, a fantasist, and a discoverer of seminal form."--John Szarkowski, former Director, Dept. of Photography, Museum of Modern Art
"Working so directly and clearly with his 8x10 camera, Edward Weston has given us a unique beauty which we have no more today."--Alfred Eisenstaedt
About the Author
Edward Weston (1886-1958) is an icon of American photography. His black-and-white photographs are considered among the most important images of the 20th century. Today, Edward Weston's photographs are highly coveted at auction and are exhibited by countless museums throughout the world.
Brett Abbott is assistant curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Nancy Newhall (1908-1974) was Edward Weston's official biographer and cofounder of Aperture magazine.
Ansel Adams was a visionary figure in photography and environmentalism. He is best known for his stunning black & photographs of the American West. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.