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

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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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