THE ART OF EDWARD WESTON, edited by Merle Armitage - 1932 [Signed 1st Ed]

$2,200.00
Very gently used, with custom slipcase and clear DJ. Cover and interior shows some age and wear. AS IS. Please see description and photos for more information. More detailed photos are available in the description.

The Art of Edward Weston

by Edward Weston

edited by Merle Armitage

Edward Henry Weston (1886-1958) has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers" and Diego Rivera hailed him as a master of 20th century art. This very scarce first monograph was published the same year he helped found Group f/64 with Ansel Adams and other Cali photographers. It features the range of his work, from portraits to landscape to close ups of natural forms.

Vibrant full page B&W photos are paired with minimal captions on facing pages. Includes 5 essays, including one by Weston. and concludes with a brief biography. 12 pages of text are followed by 39 featured photo pages. 10.5 x 13.75 inches.

SIGNED boldly on edition page by EDWARD WESTON.

Part of a Limited Edition of 550 copies, of which this is numbered as the letter R, published by: E. Weyhe, New York. 1932.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a custom slipcase.

  • This handsomely bound book has been enhanced with the recent addition of a plastic DJ and a lightweight slipcase, wrapped in black cloth.
  • Binding is strong and secure.
  • Black cloth over boards with quarter-bound white linen on spine have beveled boards.
  • Some faint staining is evident to black cloth, upper back corner is bumped, foot edges near corner are intermittently scuffed for about 1". Please see photos.
  • Spine has been sun darkened, with moderate dirt and scattered staining along the length. Some of these issues carry over to boards.
  • Spine is sun darkened and has some dirt and staining, particularly near tail.
  • Photo plates are crisp and clean.
  • Pages facing photos have a faint square shadow the size of the photo. It is too faint to photograph under standard conditions.
  • Inside pages have an occasional smudge.
  • Page 1 of text has a 1/4" closed tear at fore margin.
  • A custom plastic dust jacket was made to protect this book.
  • A custom lightweight slipcase was made to house this book, and further protect it from future aging and shelfwear.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20160331

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Photography: Monographs
Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket
Special Attributes: With Dust Jacket
Year Printed: 19290000
Author: Edward Weston
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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