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Edward Weston

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From nudes to landscapes, a wide-ranging retrospective of the work of Edward Weston, one of the greatest 20th-century American photographers. Edward Weston (Highland Park, Illinois, 1886 Wildcat Hill, California, 1958) began to take photographs at the age of sixteen and in 1911 he opened his first photographic studio in the town of Tropico in California. He became an increasingly important figure on the American art scene, so much so that in 1936 he was the first photographer to receive a research grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. In 1946 the MoMA in New York gave him a major retrospective, showing 300 works and thus definitively confirming him as one of the great artists of the 20th century. Often directly compared to painting and sculpture, Westons photography is the expression of a relentless quest for pureness, both in composition and in the almost obsessive perfection of the image. This catalogue published to accompany an exhibition in Modena, the first show in Italy for over twenty years, celebrates Westons extraordinary oeuvre with over 120 original photographic prints.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 248.92 x 284.48 x 20.32mm | 1,202.01g
  • SKIRA
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 110 DUOTONE ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 8857216330
  • 9788857216331
  • 2,675,555

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-...Gorgeous monograph...celebrates the famed America photographer's oeuvre with a selection of images from his career... through Weston's lens, vegetables, bodies, skyscrapers, and landscapes are stripped of visual context and become wondrous and strange. These witty juxtapositions testify to the transformative power of Weston's vision, and his desire to depict forms of -universal appeal... [that indicate] or symbolize life rhythms.- Publishers Weeklyshow more

About Filippo Maggia

Filippo Maggia is currently researcher at the Photography Department of the Royal College of Art. Since 2010, he has taught photographic documentation at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania. Among his previous titles published by Skira are Araki Gold (2008), New Photography in Britain (2008), Daido Moriyama (2010), and Yasuzo Nojima (2011).show more

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"...Gorgeous monograph...celebrates the famed America photographer's oeuvre with a selection of images from his career... through Weston's lens, vegetables, bodies, skyscrapers, and landscapes are stripped of visual context and become wondrous and strange. These witty juxtapositions testify to the transformative power of Weston's vision, and his desire to depict forms of "universal appeal... [that indicate] or symbolize life rhythms." ~ Publishers Weeklyshow more

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