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Edward Weston by Terrence Pitts Taschen Book

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The classic images of Edward Weston (1886–1958) are among the best-known examples of midcentury American photography. Edward Weston brings together some of Weston's finest works to present his artistic evolution, from painterly observations to what became his signature “Straight Photography” style, which explored the intricacies of natural forms in a myriad of dramatic landscapes and sensual nudes. With his uncompromising passion, few photographers have succeeded to create such a legacy as him. Weston’s works aimed to locate the “very substance and quintessence of the thing itself.” In this concise monograph, TASCHEN gathers some of the finest Weston works to explore how he pursued and achieved this aim whether with a landscape, shell, or naked body.

The editor

Manfred Heiting is an internationally acknowledged designer, curator, and expert on and collector of photographs and photobooks. He is a founding member of the J. Paul Getty Museum Council and since 2016 UCLA Distinguished Lecturer in the Humanities. He is editor and designer of Deutschland im Fotobuch, The Soviet Photobook, and The Japanese Photobook and co-editor and designer of Autopsie: Deutschsprachige Fotobücher 1918–1945.

The author

Terence Pitts was Executive Director at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Iowa, and has organized numerous important exhibitions of historic and contemporary photography

Softcover, 8.3 x 10.8 in., 252 pages