Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Edward Weston's Photographs for "Leaves of Grass"

A 1941 edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" was a failure but influential American photographer Edward Weston considered the photographs he took for the book to be some of his best work.

Edward Weston, “Woodlawn Plantation House, Louisiana” (1941), gelatin
silver print (courtesy the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical
Gardens ©1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents)

Edward Weston, “White Sands, New Mexico” (1941), gelatin silver print
 (courtesy the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens,
© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents)


Real American Places: Edward Weston & Leaves of Grass opens at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, California) on October 22 and continues through March 20, 2017Via 

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