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Item #39953 Edward Weston: 50 Years. Edward WESTON, Ben MADDOW.

Edward Weston: 50 Years

New York: Aperture Inc, 1973. Oblong quarto. (12 x 13 1/4 inches). First edition. 150 facsimile reproductions of black and white photographs printed on Quintessence Gloss Basis 100 and Mountie Velvet Basis 80 paper.

Publisher's green cloth with black spine and dust jacket. Repaired and retouched tears to dust jacket.

The definitive volume of his photographic work presents 150 black and white reproductions, accompanied by an extensive illustrated biography by poet, screenwriter, documentarian, and photography critic Ben Maddow.

Edward Henry Weston (1886-1958) was one of the most innovative and influential American photographers, he photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American, and Californian, approach to modern photography" because of his focus on the people and places of the American West. In 1937 Weston was the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, and over the next two years he produced nearly 1,400 negatives using his 8 x 10 view camera. Some of his most famous photographs were taken of the trees and rocks at Point Lobos, California, near where he lived for many years. The photographs are accompanied by a biography of the photographer by Ben Maddow, as well as a chronology of when his different pictures were taken and where meant to help outline his growth as an artist.

Item #39953

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