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Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-five Photographs Hardcover – October 22, 2012

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""Edward Weston is one of the essential photographers of the 20th century. He helped define our prewar notions of the American West when it still beckoned as a frontier, as a refuge from civilization—if you could bear the unsparing light. His eye often sought out the lush, the sensual: nudes like landscapes, landscapes like nudes, and shells and peppers like both.""  —The New York Times

""Since some of Weston's images have sold for more than a million dollars, this collection of provocative black-and-whites is a bargain.""  —Entertainment Weekly

""Prudently selected from the work of acclaimed 20th century photographer Edward Weston, this tasteful and varied book clearly demonstrates why his photographs have endured throughout the years. ... A worthy tribute to a seminal talent."" —Amateur Photographer


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.
 
Steve Crist is the publisher of AMMO Books and has authored, edited, or published outstanding titles, including "Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-Five Photographs," "Gonzo" by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Curse of Lono" by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman, "Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life" by Todd Oldham, "Marilyn" by Andre de Dienes, "Jazz Life" by William Claxton, "The Polaroid Book," and "The Contact Sheet." He is currently in production on new books with the estate of Charles and Ray Eames and the artist Ralph Steadman.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: AMMO Books; 1St Edition edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934429309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934429303
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.2 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,066,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This volume is one of many that would serve to introduce readers to the photographs of Edward Weston, but contains little that would inform one already familiar with his work. It's a nicely produced general overview of his output, containing most of his standards and some works not seen as often. The images are somewhat smaller than Weston's 8" X 10" format and are printed in semi-gloss, whereas the bulk of Westons prints were produced in glossy surface for a more brilliant tonal range. Each image is accompanied by the artist's quote relevant to the subject. These range from informative technical and aesthetic remarks to his frequent narcissistic ones, the latter wearing thin after awhile. (As his wife Charis said, Weston was given to hyperbole.) There is a four-page biographical introduction for those not already familiar with his place in photographic history. Weston has long since been accorded a high ranking in photographic history, with the result that there are a number of volumes now extant that are far superior to this one both in content and reproduction, and are presently available at similar prices. It's a nice gift book for the uninitiated, otherwise skip this one.
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I have long been familiar with Weston's shots of peppers, shells and nudes. He shows a tremendous control of tonality in his prints and the textures he captures are often amazing. I was less familiar with his landscape work, both in the Southeastern U.S. and the western coast which are also interesting as well as some architectural and industrial work he did. The book works in his biography and contains his quotes regarding his major pictures and interests. The image of him dying at Wildcat Hill near Carmel will stay with me a long time - "Like he did so many mornings, Edward arose in the very early hours on New Year's Day, 1958. He sat in his chair facing the ocean, where he died quietly alone." His ashes were spread on his favorite spot at Point Lobos which California later renamed Weston Beach. A great book for any serious photographer and those who love art.
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It arrived with a very visible bright red stain on the lower right front cover
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A gorgeous collection of his work. If you are a Weston fan, you'll love it!
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Weston is an excellent photographer. His pictures are unusual, interesting, and require more than a casual "look through" to be fully appreciated. People interested in photography and art would enjoy viewing and owning this book.
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