The New York Times once called Edward Weston "one of the essential photographers of the 20th century," summing up what many critics saw as an enormously influential artistic vision and body of work. "He helped define our prewar notions of the American West when it still beckoned as a frontier, as a refuge from civilization—if you could bear the unsparing light. His eye often sought out the lush, the sensual: nudes like landscapes, landscapes like nudes, and shells and peppers like both." Originally published in 1981, this linen-bound monograph of 125 prints—the instantly recognizable and the rarely seen, each with Weston's brief notes—forms a superb retrospective of his remarkable career.
"Prudently selected ... this tasteful and varied book clearly demonstrates why his photographs have endured throughout the years.... A worthy tribute to a seminal talent."—Amateur Photographer