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William Wegman Puppies 2012 Wall Calendar Calendar – Wall Calendar, August 1, 2011


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  • Calendar: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Wal edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810998629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810998629
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.2 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Widely respected for his stunningly astute observations of dogs (more specifically, of the majestic Weimaraner), William Wegman once again dazzles with Puppies. Here Wegman chronicles three generations of Weimaraners with his insightful commentary and exceptional photography. Wegman's love for his dogs is expressed in every photograph and in every line of his awe-filled text. Speaking about his second Weimaraner, Fay, the author says, "She looked like she had wandered out of a Rousseau painting. Those luminous yellow eyes."

Fay's radiance inspired Wegman to greater creative depths: he began dressing her up to appear almost human, a common theme in his photographs. Fay starred in many Wegman titles, including ABC and Cinderella. It is Fay's children, and later her grandchildren, who take the center stage in William Wegman's Puppies. Wegman's photographs are, as always, astonishing, capturing the beauty and individualism of each puppy. He labels his photographs with humorous bylines: a puppy sitting in a planter is labeled "Pup Pot." The exceptional physique of the Weimaraner becomes more pronounced as the puppies grow; at two weeks, the puppies are almost extraterrestrial in appearance, with large ears and wrinkled skins. But they are still exquisite, and the photos capture every expression and posture. Wegman has the utmost respect for his dogs, and his subjects are in turn fully content and relaxed in the presence of their photographer. Wegman has the ability to draw us exceptionally close to his dogs, and this wonderful collection captures the true spirit and beauty of the Weimaraner. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Wegman ... knows just the right backdrop to bring out their warm-flannel skin (the crushed blue velvet is particularly fetching), just the right activities--like tossing 'em exuberantly into the air--to bring out the essence of their innermost canine souls: blind unyielding trust. -- Entertainment Weekly --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The pictures are so cute of the puppies.
Seth Lockwood
As usual I had to buy one of Wegman's calendars.
Lynn Jameson
William Wegman is an incredible photographer!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ken Miller on August 7, 2001
Format: Calendar
Who doesn't adore William Wegman's photographs? The photo on the cover of this calendar is entitled "Opera," and it shows a puppy with mouth agape, yawning madly. It's but one of the many adorable photos that make up Wegman's Puppies Calendar for the year 2002.
The calendar has 12 photos of expressive, cute, adorable puppies, as Wegman's calendars always do. There is not a disappointing photo in the bunch. As is typical for a Wegman calendar, the puppies are set singly and in groups, in a variety of settings: on a boat, in a field, with a vase of flowers, and, my personal favorite: 3 puppies sleeping atop a stuffed snowman pillow!
If you've enjoyed William Wegman's books or calendars in the past, this 2002 Puppies calendar is a sure thing! Heartily recommended.
ken32
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "lachristina" on December 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I picked up this book the other day, and It is by far the cutest out of all the Wegman books. You always see the full grown dogs in his prints, but this book puts together the puppies. There is a touching/nice story to follow from page to page, that gives meaning on to why he chose dogs to photograph, and how much they mean to him. The photo's are very cute, and it is a simple book, nice for children. I love Wegman's work, and this one is just plain cute, a change from his fashion prints with all the costumes, this book just takes a look at the puppies, plain and simple. ^^
The only thing I wish, is that there was a bigger showcase of pictures.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cat on January 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
One of the greatest pop culture references of the late 1900's has to be William Wegman's puppies. These images resound with character and delighted me (and I'm a cat lover!).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gustavo A. Valdes on January 18, 2008
Format: Calendar Verified Purchase
I really like the calendar and the photos are great.
However, the company shipped the calendar in a manila paper envelop, this cause the the corners of the calendar got badly damaged.

At the end you get a bittersweet feeling because you like the photos and the calendar format but it's really annoying to have its corners damaged, especially because they are charging you shipping and handling.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 8, 2002
Format: Calendar
I love puppies, don't get me wrong. But I am so glad I got to see every month of this calendar before I bought it. If you see the picture on the front of the calendar (which is adorable) you might as well turn out the light and go home. Its the same puppy throughout the calendar! A few months have what looks like a whole litter, but they all look exactly the same. An adult dog is in one picture, but it just looks like a bigger version of the same puppy. I would be bored stiff with this calendar by May or June.
These puppies are cute, but please give me a little variety over a 12-month period.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book grabs your interest and tackles your heart(just like my weimaraner does) and before you know it, you've come to the final page! But, I believe, you HAVE TO own one of these extraordinary creatures to really appreciate the Wegman books. Because of this book, our second Weim pup will join the family TOMORROW.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bubbula22@aol.com on December 26, 1998
Format: Hardcover
this collection of photos is both breathtakingly adorable and amazingly shot. the Weimeraner pups are so carefully posed that they look completly natural and cute. this book is something that anyone who has even the slightest intrest in dogs will adore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 1997
Format: Hardcover
I want to rate this wonderful book a ten, but it ends so abruptly. Maybe that was the intent, as a sort of creative style, but I actually thought some pages were missing. Wegman really captures the emotion of each dog, their personality. We dog lovers know how individual and special each dogs' personality can be. I really wanted this book to go on and on and I can't wait to see these puppies grow up! I really enjoyed it and I'm considering starting a collection of all of Wegman's books!
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