Synopses & Reviews
Now releasing at a price affordable for every fan, this lavish hardcover book with cloth cover and foil deboss contains 125 of Weston's well-known images and many lesser-known gems. Additionally, a detailed introduction, along with reproductions of many unseen photographs and ephemera help round out this ultimate tribute to a legendary photographer.
Printed on lush and heavy paper stock, Edward Weston: 125 Photographs is a necessary addition to any serious art library. Its duotone reproductions are of the highest grade possible, made from newly created digital scans direct from the master images within the vaults of the Edward Weston Archive at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona.
"Edward Weston is one of the essential photographers of the 20th century. He helped define our prewar notions of the American West when it still beckoned as a frontier, as a refuge from civilization — if you could bear the unsparing light. His eye often sought out the lush, the sensual: nudes like landscapes, landscapes like nudes, and shells and peppers like both." The New York Times
"Since some of Weston's images have sold for more than a million dollars, this collection of provocative black-and-whites is a bargain." Entertainment Weekly
"Prudently selected from the work of acclaimed 20th century photographer Edward Weston, this tasteful and varied book clearly demonstrates why his photographs have endured throughout the years....A worthy tribute to a seminal talent." Amateur Photographer
About the Author
Edward Weston (1886-1958) is an icon of American photography. His black-and-white photographs are considered among the most important images of the 20th century. Today, Edward Weston's photographs are highly coveted at auction and are exhibited by countless museums throughout the world.
Steve Crist has edited and created numerous art and photography books including The Polaroid Book, Marilyn by Andre de Dienes, Jazzlife and Steve McQueen by William Claxton, and The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman. In 2006, he created and published the internationally successful Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson. Steve is the Publisher of AMMO Books, and is currently in production with Todd Oldham on Charley Harper – An Illustrated Life, and Lulu by Lulu de Kwiatkowski. He lives in Los Angeles.