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Edward Weston's Book of Nudes

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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.
Oct 22, 2008 Kristl rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: photography, art buffs
Shelves: art
An impeccable look at Edward Weston's take on the nude including photographs of the original layout of the book as put forth by Weston himself.
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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.
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