Edward Weston's Book of Nudes
In 1953 the writer and curator Nancy Newhall assembled, with the cooperation of the photographer Edward Weston, a mock-up for an elegant book featuring Weston's photographs of the nude. It was the only book on this subject that Weston himself participated in creating. The sample book intersperses landscapes and still lifes with nude studies and includes an essay written by...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 10th 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
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This collection is an example of that which makes me want to curate: the photographs complement one another so supremely. Weston is (naturally) one of the greatest photographers of the early 20th century -- a daring statement, I know -- and this book certainly begins to do him and his work justice.
Edward Henry Weston was an American photographer, and co-founder of Group f/64. Most of his work was done using an 8 by 10 inch view camera.More about Edward Weston...