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Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel

Publisher: Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 086559192X
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 102582



First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Fine black linen cloth-covered boards with title blind-stamped on front cover and stamped in silver on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Edward Weston. Foreword by James N. Wood. Essay by David Travis. 144 pp. with 25 duotone and 75 tritone plates, printed by Amilcare Pizzi S.p.A. under the supervision of Robert Hennessey, who also produced the printing separations. 10-3/4 x 11-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2001 exhibition Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel at The Art Institute of Chicago (travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). Out of print.


Fine in Fine dust jacket. A Near Mint copy.


From the publisher: "Taken between 1938 and 1948, these images reveal the change [Weston] made from his formalist style, characterized by technical virtuosity and innovative compositions, to one that accommodated a greater psychological component. The first photographs of this period were taken when Weston returned to his spiritual home near Carmel, California, during his second Guggenheim fellowship. He then saw Point Lobos and the surrounding coast with different eyes: while he had once focused on details and still lifes, he instead found himself drawn to vistas, horizons, the movement of water, and moody atmospheres of elemental power."