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Edward Weston 1886 - 1958

Pitts, Terence [edited By Manfred Heiting]

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ISBN 10: 3822855480 / ISBN 13: 9783822855485
Published by Taschen, Koln (1969), 2001
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Title: Edward Weston 1886 - 1958

Publisher: Taschen, Koln (1969)

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Illustrated Wrappers

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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192pages. in4. Broché. In 1902, the year Edward Weston was given his first camera, few people regarded photography as more than a craft. But along with innovators like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, Weston revolutionized the ways photographers chose subject material and used photographic techniques to create what gradually came to be accepted as fine art. This is an elegant book, designed and printed in Germany, with an essay by Terence Pitts, of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. It presents 180 of Weston's finest images, including many-such as the pines of Point Lobos, the sand dunes of Oceano, and his stark, unadorned nudes-that have become icons. Whereas the photographs of Man Ray and Moholy-Nagy were, to Weston's eyes, hopelessly mannered, his images are elemental, organic, and in harmony with nature's rhythms. Weston spent most of his working life in Mexico and California, and much of his work, replete with shadows, is illuminated with the harsh light of those places. In 1932, he and Ansel Adams founded the influential photographic collective Group f/64, named after the lens-aperture size that exposed an image at its most detailed and clear. This was Weston's aesthetic: to show the real world in its unrelieved integrity rather than create an imaginary construct. He was concerned with visual truth, not with character or storytelling. Weston was a true pioneer whose rigorous vision permanently changed the ways we see the world around us. -John Stevenson

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Manfred Heiting is an internationally renowned expert and collector of photography. He lives in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. He is on the board of the German Photographic Society, on the advisory council of the August Sander Archiv in Cologne, and on the board of fellows of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. Terence Pitts is director of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, and has organized numerous important exhibitions of historic and contemporary photography.

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