WESTON, Edward [1886-1958]; PITTS, Terrence
Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1999. Quarto. (13 x 7 inches). 251pp. 156 black and white plates.
Publisher's cloth with dust jacket. Fine copy.
A collection of Edward Weston's life work.
Text in English, French, and German. Essay by Terence Pitts. Personal portrait by Ansel Adams. Includes many of Weston's best known and most important images. "Few photographers have created such a legacy as Edward Weston: After a decade of successfully making photographs with painterly soft focus techniques, Weston became the key pioneer of the school of precise and sharp presentations, dubbed 'straight Photography". Through the 1920's, 30's and 40's, Weston was a major force, pushing forward the art of photography. His photographs are monuments of sensual realism, perfectly composted images of stillness that sear with passion and intensity. Whatever the subject, be it a vegetable, a landscape, a shell or the naked body, Weston's lens captures the essence of its life force, the fundamentals of its form."