Edward Weston: The Early Years - the exhibition catalogue from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Edward Weston: The Early Years

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This is a book about Edward Weston before he was the renowned modernist photographer we know so well. His early years in the field coincided exactly with the height of the Pictorialist movement in America, and while he was never a typical practitioner, he did make photographs that borrowed themes from paintings and other media, and experimented with soft-focused imagery that sometimes looks more like graphite drawings or inky dark prints than photographs. He would later disavow the gauzy, painterly experiments of his early years, claiming in his Daybooks that “even as I made the soft ‘artistic’ work … I would secretly admire sharp, clean, technically perfect photographs.”

Introducing rare surviving prints from the unplumbed holdings of the Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book offers new insights into Weston’s working methods and his evolution as a photographer. Beautifully reproduced examples of Weston’s most important early work, essays explaining its place in his oeuvre and the history of photography, and a section dedicated to the variety of Weston’s early materials and techniques make this book a must-have resource.

  • Author: Karen E. Haas and Margaret Wessling
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Date published: June 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0878468508
  • Product Dimensions: 29.1 x 23.9 cm