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À The Last Years in Carmel Ø Download by é James N. Wood Between And , Edward Weston Took The Last Photographs Of His Distinguished Career In He Returned To Scenic Carmel, California, After A Twenty Five Thousand Mile, Two Year Journey Through The American West On Guggenheim Fellowships He And His Young Wife, Charis, Built A Pine Wood Home And Studio Overlooking The Pacific And Only One Mile From Point Lobos, The Unspoiled Headland That, Over The Years, Had Become The Artist S Favorite Site For Testing Ideas And Finding New Approaches To Advance His Art But In The Decade Following His Return To Carmel, Weston Photographed Point Lobos And The Big Sur With Different Eyes Where He Had Previously Focused On Details And Still Lifes, He Now Found Himself Drawn To Horizons, Vistas, And Moody AtmospheresPhotographs Of This Late Period Reveal A Greater Psychological Component Than Do The Formalist Images That Preceded Them Weston S Work Became Both A Release And Receptacle, As He Battled With Parkinson S Disease, Experienced A Failing Marriage, And Saw His Sons Leave For Military Service During World War II No Longer The Brash Adventurer Nor Satisfied With Technical Virtuosity And Innovative Composition, Weston, In A Somber State Of Mind, Drew Out The Elemental Power Of His Coastal Environment These Landscapes Many Previously Unpublished Show Us A New Aspect Of Weston S Artistry And Will Surprise Even Those Most Familiar With His Work Touching Portraits Of Weston S Family And Domestic Scenes In And Around His Home All From This Late Period Have Also Been Included Here By Curator And Author David Travis, To Give Readers An In Depth View Of The Man Behind The Camera In The Final Years Of His CareerThis Late Body Of Work Has Never Before Been Extensively Researched Or Exhibited, In Part Because It Is So Markedly Different From The Earlier Images That Made Weston Famous The Majority Of The Seventy Six Photographs Featured In This Book Is Drawn From Private And Public Collections, But Most Especially Those Of The Art Institute Of Chicago And The University Of California At Santa Cruz She will love it, thank you Not just a great presentation of Weston s last productive years, the essay by the Chicago Art Institute s Curator of Photography provides the best understanding to date of what it means to be a mature artist and why it was that Weston was viewed by his peers, including Ansel Adams, Minor White, Imogen Cunningham as the consummate photographer, the proof that photography like other forms was capable of synthesizing interior and exterior realities into works of profound emotional and aesthetic power A great contribution A finely printed book that features than the regular images that every other book has The essay is a very worthwhile read It offers wonderful insites to the photogrpaher at the end of his working career.
A real must to any Weston colection of books.
Great photographs of a great artist The images are gorgeous and the reproduction quality is great I greatly recommend it.
Very nice essay on Weston and photography preceding the photographs The photos are very representative of his carter and change in emphasis The photo paper used is of high quality I had not read earlier of how his deteriorating health due to Parkinson s impacted his photographic subjects His relationship with Charis Wilson was informative I really recommend her book, Through Another Lens for details.
This is a catalog for a show currently at San Francisco MOMA, launched in Chicago last year Weston came from Illinois and did most of his work in California It is essentially a re edition of Weston s My Camera On Point Lobos, published in 1951 and again in 1968 The major change is text by David Travis replacing excerpts from Weston s daybooks in the original.
The text is intended to humanize someone who is mostly mythical by describing and interpreting events in the last years of his life at Point Lobos It presents the author s analysis of Weston s career, state of mind and the evolution of his late style There is little or no new material here and the analysis is strained, but thoughtful.
There are some i Edward Weston was one of the most squirelly, yet most talented photographers in the history of the medium he rarely smiled, wore women s clothes, never learned to drive, married a woman 30 years his junior, lived in a shack in Carmel and loved philandering with Tina Modotti and others He died with 300 in the bank in 1958, yet his photograph of a Circus Tent went at auction a few years ago for 266,000 His influence on photography and photographers was immense Two of his four sons, Brett and Cole, became accomplished image makers and his grandson now carries on that same tradition, even living in the same shack on Wildcat Hill in Carmel This book covers roughly the last 10 years of his photographs 1938 1948 The images are superbly produced and well chosen but the t Edward Weston was one of the most squirelly, yet most talented photographers in the history of the medium he rarely smiled, wore women s clothes, never learned to drive, married a woman 30 years his junior, lived in a shack in Carmel and loved philandering with Tina Modotti and others He died with 300 in the bank in 1958, yet his photograph of a Circus Tent went at auction a few years ago for 266,000 His influence on photography and photographers was immense Two of his four sons, Brett and Cole, became accomplished image makers and his grandson now carries on that same tradition, even living in the same shack on Wildcat Hill in Carmel This book covers roughly the last 10 years of his photographs 1938 1948 The image Not just a great presentation of Weston s last productive years, the essay by the Chicago Art Institute s Curator of Photography provides the best understanding to date of what it means to be a mature artist and why it was that Weston was viewed by his peers, including Ansel Adams, Minor White, Imogen Cunningham as the consummate photographer, the proof that photography like other forms was capable of synthesizing interior and exterior realities into works of profound emotional and aesthetic power A great contribution

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