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Edward Weston : formes de la passion
de Terence Pitts, Edward Weston, Gilles Mora

Table des matières
- Weston le Magnifique
- 1911-1923 / Avant le Mexique
- 1923-1926 / Weston au Mexique - Un territoire expérimental
- 1927-1937 / L'appétit d'Edward Weston - Les légumes et les nus féminins
- 1937-1939 / Les années Guggenheim
- 1939-1948 / La dernière période

Edward Weston : La Forme du nu
de Amy Conger

Biographie de l'auteur
Amy Conger est la plus éminente spécialiste du travail d'Edward Weston, en particulier de sa période mexicaine et de sa collaboration avec Tina Modotti. Elle a organisé plusieurs expositions consacrées au photographe, notamment l'exposition itinérante " Edward Weston in Mexico: 1923-1926 " en 1982.
De 1985 à 1992, Amy Conger a été chercheur invité au Center for Creative Photography de Tucson, en Arizona, au J. Paul Getty Museum de Los Angeles et à la Huntington Library de San Marino, en Californie.
Les écrits d'Amy Conger sur la photographie sont régulièrement publiés, et elle rédige actuellement un nouvel ouvrage d'essais consacrés à Edward Weston.


Edward Weston : 1886-1958
de Terence Pitts

Quatrième de couverture
" Weston est, de fait, un des quelques artistes créatifs d'aujourd'hui. Il a recréé la matière, les formes et les forces de la nature, il a rendu ces formes éloquentes sur le plan de l'unité fondamentale du monde. Son oeuvre éclaire le voyage intérieur de l'homme vers la perfection de l'esprit. " Ansel Adams

Edward Weston: Portraits
de Cole Weston (Préface), Edward Weston (Photographies)

Book Description
Paperback, 11.5 x 9.75 in./96 pgs / 73 duotones.

About the author
Although revered for his vibrant still lifes and haunting California landscapes, Edward Weston spent the major part of his career, from 1917 to 1948, perfecting a standard of photographic portraiture that has rarely been surpassed. Weston's timeless images of the fascinating people who crowded the canvas of his free-spirited life- among them, Robinson Jeffers, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti, Igor Stravinsky, James Cagney, Lincoln Steffens, D.H. Lawrence, Carl Sandburg, e.e. cummings, and Dorothea Lange-comprise a startling 70 percent of the photographer's oeuvre

Susan Morgan is a contributing writer at Elle and Mirabella and the author of the 1992 Aperture monograph Martin Munkacsi.


Edward Weston: His Life
de Ben Maddow, Edward Weston (Photographies)

Book Description
One of modern photography's greatest pioneers, Edward Weston awakened his viewers to the sensuous qualities of organic forms. In this biography Ben Maddow draws heavily on Weston's uncut journals and letters and on the reminiscences and written accounts of his closest friends and family to reveal the man behind the opaque formalism of the photographs. Paperback, 9.25 x 6.5 in./288 pgs / 41 b&w.

About the author
Ben Maddow (1909-92), a writer and director whose work received numerous awards, is the author of Let Truth Be the Prejudice, Aperture's award-winning biography of W. Eugene Smith.

de Edward Weston, Brett Weston

Book Description
Dune collects, for the first time, the sand dune photographs of both Edward and Brett Weston, two giant names in modern photography. Previously, their remarkable dune photographs--dramatic abstractions of light and shadow and sensuous shape--were featured as samples in overview publications on the artists, just a picture here and there.
This lush volume brings together father and son in a personal, unique fashion, showcasing the photographs each made in the same locations. Adding depth is an original essay by Brett Weston's longtime friend, traveling companion and biographer, John Charles Woods. Woods' intimate, forthcoming narrative describes what it was like to accompany the younger Weston into the dunes and what his habits and personality were like. Charis Wilson, Edward Weston's one-time wife, excerpts a passage from her acclaimed book Through Another Lens, in which she tells of a 1936 trip she and her husband made to the dunes of Oceano, California. Also included are correspondence between father and son, and excerpts from Edward Weston's daybooks.

Nothing can be transmitted to another unless an original problem has been felt, conceived and solved: not a trivial problem of clever decoration or the personal ego, but the recording of the very quintessence and interdependence of all life. --Edward Weston, from America and Photography, 1929

Essays by Kurt Markus, Charis Wilson and John Woods.

Clothbound, 12.75 x 10 in./96 pgs / 0 color 0 BW duotone 60 tritones~ Item D20044

Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition
de Edward Weston, Nancy Newhall (Sous la direction de)

Book Description
"This book offers the reader, collector, and student of photography an extraordinary opportunity to study a representative body of Weston's life-work. " --The New York Times Integrating revealing excerpts from Edward Weston's daybooks and letters with some of his most exquisite photographs, Nancy Newhall sheds light on Weston's attempts to "understand the strange flashes of vision that came through his camera."

"This book offers the reader, collector, and student of photography an extraordinary opportunity to study a representative body of Weston's life-work. " -The New York Times Integrating revealing excerpts from Edward Weston's daybooks and letters with some of his most exquisite photographs, Nancy Newhall sheds light on Weston's attempts to "understand the strange flashes of vision that came through his camera."

Edited and foreward by Nancy Newhall. Paperback, 8.5 x 9.75 in./104 pgs


Tina Modotti & Edward Weston: The Mexico Years
de Sarah M. Lowe

Book Description
Tina Modotti and Edward Weston travelled to Mexico in 1923 at the start of an extraordinary period of artistic creativity that became known as the Mexican Renaissance. Although often perceived as being principally embodied by the politically motivated work of Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and JosŽ Clemente Orozco, the Mexican Renaissance was shaped by the contribution of dozens of artists, both Mexicans and expatriates, and gave rise to an exceptionally hospitable environment for innovative art-making.

The work Modotti and Weston made in the 1920s marks the beginning of a Modernist photographic aesthetic that left an indelible mark on the history of photography in Mexico. Each contributed to this history individually: Modotti is known for beautiful still-lifes that gave way to Modernist images of Mexican workers and poetic revolutionary icons. Weston's Pictorialist-influenced imagery was abandoned in favour of sharp, clear, 'straight' photographs and an engagement with form. Also included in this exquisitely produced book is a selection of images by two Mexican photographers, Manuel çlvarez Bravo and Mariana Yampolsky, whose work was influenced by these two foreigners.

About the author
Sarah M. Lowe is an independent art historian, based in New York.

The Daybooks of Edward Weston: Mexico California
de Nancy Newhall (Sous la direction de), Beaumont Newhall (Sous la direction de)

About the author
Edward Weston (1886-1958) is one of the twentieth century's most prominent and pioneering photographers. In 1917 he became a member of the London Salon and in 1922 he met Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand.

In 1923 with his marriage failing he went to Mexico and opened a studio. It is at this time that he began keeping journals which he referred to as "daybooks." He wrote in his daybooks until 1943, and in 1961 they were edited by Nancy Newhall and published for the first time.

He was the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. Sadly, he was stricken with Parkinson's disease in the early 1940s and he relied on his sons, Brett and Cole, to continue printing for him. Cole, his youngest son became his assistant in 1946 and in 1952 the two men put together their father's 50th Anniversary Folio. After Edward's death in 1958 Cole fulfilled his father's wish and continued to print his negatives.

Nancy Newhall (1908-1974) dedicated thirty years of her life to photography, as a writer, scholar, critic, editor, and collaborator in publishing the work of several of the most influential photographers of this century.

Among her many accomplishments are the highly acclaimed exhibitions of Paul Strand and Edward Wilson, which she directed at the Museum of Modern Art. Author of the classic biography of Ansel Adams, The Eloquent Light, she also edited and collaborated with Paul Strand to produce the book Time in New England. Her other books include P.H. Emerson: The Fight for Photography as a Fine Art; Edward Wilson: The Flame of Recognition, (ed); and This Is the American Earth (with Ansel Adams).

Beaumont Newhall (1908-1993) was a distinguished historian and curator, and author of the definitive The History of Photography.


Edward Weston
de Brett Abbott, J Paul Getty Museum (Photographies)

Book Description
A seminal figure in the history of photography, Edward Weston (1886-1958) began his long and colorful career in Southern California. Among the more than fifty prints gleaned from the Getty Museum's important collection of approximately 240 works that span the photographer's career, this book features pictures made in Claremont, Glendale, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and other locations in California and the U.S.

Weston wed machine-age aesthetics with vernacular subjects, pursuing Modernism as a way of seeing. He produced works of art using subject matter as wide-ranging as sea shells, green peppers, sand dunes and nudes, and he set a standard for elegant composition and print technique for generations of photographers to come. Commentaries on each of the featured works, as well as an introduction and chronology, are provided by Brett Abbott, curatorial assistant in the Getty Museum's Department of Photographs. A colloquium discussion on the artist's work includes Abbott's contributions as well as those of six other participants: photographer William Clift; Amy Conger, author of Edward Weston:

Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography; David Featherstone, a freelance writer and editor; Weston Naef, curator of photographs at the Getty Museum; David Travis, curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Jennifer Watts, curator of photographs at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.


Edward Weston
de Amy Conger

Book Description
Edward Weston (1886–1958) is one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century photography. An exponent of ‘straight photography’, Weston was committed to making photographs ‘free from technical tricks and incoherent emotionalism’ which were able to capture the essence of the subject. His series of self-portraits, nudes, landscapes and close-up still-lifes defined modernist photography in their formal elegance, simplicity and abstraction. The first photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1937, Weston is among the most influential figures in the history of photography.

Edward Weston: Nudes
de Edward Weston (Photographies), Charis Wilson (Avec la contribution de)

Book Description
"To Weston's eye...the landscape of the human body was an unending revelation of forms both voluptuous and abstract. His genius as an artist lay in his ability to respond to both with equal passion." --Hilton Kramer, The New York Times Text by Charis Wilson. Paperback, 9.5 x 11.5 in./118 pgs

About the author
The daughter of Harry Leon Wilson, a popular novelist of the 1920s, Charis Wilson was born in San Francisco on May 5, 1914, and grew up in Carmel. There she met Edward Weston in 1934 and offered to pose for him. For the next ten years, she was Weston's model-- posing for approximately half of all his recorded nudes-- as well as his lover (they were married in 1939). In 1936 Wilson urged Weston to apply for a Guggenheim fellowship, took his original four-line application and turned it into four pages, and helped him become the first photographer ever to win the award. Wilson described the Guggenheim travels in California and the West, published in 1940.

Edward Weston was born March 24, 1886, in Highland Park, Illinois. He made his first photographs in 1902 with a Kodak Bull's Eye #2 camera-- a gift from his father. In 1911, five years after moving to California, he opened his own portrait studio in Tropico (now Glendale), California, and began to earn an international reputation for his work. But it was not until 1922 that he came fully into his own as an artist, with his photographs of the Armco Steel mill in Ohio. During 1923-26 he worked in Mexico and in California, where he lived with his sons, Chandler, Brett, Neil, and Cole. Though he continued to support himself with portrait work, Weston turned increasingly to subjects of his own choosing, such as nudes, clouds, and close-ups of rocks, trees, vegetables, and shells. During 1937-39, on a Guggenheim Fellowship, he traveled and photographed throughout the American West. Three years later, he toured the South and East, taking photographs for a limited edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, until the attack on Pearl Harbor cut short his journey. In 1948 Weston made his last photograph; he had been stricken with Parkinson's disease several years earlier. On January 1, 1958, he died at Wildcat Hill, his home in Carmel, California.

EDWARD WESTON LIFE WORK: Photographs from the collection of Judith G. Hochberg and Michael P. Mattis
de Sarah M. Lowe, Dody Weston Thompson, Judith G. Hochberg (Avec la contribution de), Michael P. Mattis (Avec la contribution de)

Edward Weston: A Legacy
de Jennifer A. Watts, Edward Weston



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