Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston. Photographs by Edward Weston. Text by Beaumont Newhall. Rust colored cloth. Oblong quarto. Exhibition catalogue with 123 full-page black-and-white, color, and sepia-toned photo-plates, 'thumbnail' images of entire exhibition, chronology, and selected bibliography. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1986.
The Center for Creative Photography--home of the Edward Weston archive--and photo-historian Beaumont Newhall, collaborated on this important retrospective monograph that celebrates the centenary of Edward Weston's birth. Nearly one third of the photographs, superbly reproduced here, had rarely been seen prior to this book. Included are platinum, silver, and surprisingly, a small selection of color work. Newhall's illuminating essay examines the evolution of Weston's aesthetic. The publication of this book coincided with a major traveling exhibition.
Minor yellowing and shelf wear to dustjacket; slight splaying of boards; otherwise Fine.