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Edward Weston: Nudes

Weston, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0893815322 / ISBN 13: 9780893815325
Editorial: Aperture, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: STUDIO V (San Marcos, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

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Título: Edward Weston: Nudes

Editorial: Aperture, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: LATTER PRINTING

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Edward Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois, in 1886, and began his career as a door-to-door portrait photographer in 1906. After a spell in Mexico City during the early 1920s--where he ran a studio with Tina Modotti--he moved to California and commenced the work for which he is most famous: close-ups of nature, nudes and landscapes. This volume celebrates Weston's nudes, of which Hilton Kramer wrote: “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.”

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Lee Friedlander's photographs of women in their birthday suits leave me cold, but they invite comparison with Edward Weston's classic black and white nudes. Bare breasts and buttocks took on another dimension when Weston was behind the camera; his headless torsos more closely resemble the work of painters and sculptors than the passionless images of ladies decapitated by Friedlander and other contemporary photographers. Charis Wilson's memoir of posing for (and living with) Weston--and her under-the-skin take on the thought process behind his nude studies--is fascinating.

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