“TO PRESENT CLEARLY MY FEELING FOR LIFE WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC BEAUTY… WITHOUT SUBTERFUGE OR EVASION IN SPIRIT OR TECHNIQUE”: EDWARD WESTON: THE FLAME OF RECOGNITION
WESTON, Edward. Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition. (Millerton, New York: Aperture), 1975. Square quarto, original blue cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $250.
First edition, with 69 beautiful duotone plates, together with excerpts from Weston’s daybooks and letters.
“The work and the working methods of Edward Weston both serve as invaluable examples to all photographers. Apart from the profound expressive qualities of his photographs—and their revelation of a remarkable philosophy of life—they proclaim a technique of great power and unique simplicity. Here are no frills and mannered complexities, no distortions of the medium in its most straightforward form. Both the negative and the prints have emerged from a darkroom which is equipped with the fewest necessities of the craft… Yet from this simple installation comes some of the great photography of our time” (Ansel Adams, “A Note on the Photographs”).
A fine copy.