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For an entire year--whenever he was at home--Robert Weingarten photographed the view from his bedroom window overlooking Santa Monica Bay each morning just after dawn. Every shot was taken from the same camera position, using the same lens, and focusing on the same frame of view, yet the reduced motif has a different look in every one of the atmospheric photographs reproduced here. The small sliver of land between Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles International Airport, and the ocean undergoes amazing transformations under the influences of the changing seasons, weather, and visibility conditions. In a formal sense, Weingarten's magnificent, vividly colored images are reminiscent of Abstract Realism paintings. These systematic, focused observations of nature in the tradition of Claude Monet prompt viewers to stop and consider what wonders they may have passed by without really looking.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 11.75" Height: 11.25" Weight: 3.22 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2005
Publisher Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 377571572X ISBN13 9783775715720
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Weingarten
Robert Weingarten was born in 1941 and raised in New York City. His photographs have been exhibited widely and are included in numerous collections, including the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Weingarten is the director of the Aperture Foundation (West) and has served as vice chairman of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and as a member of the Banking and Monetary Policy Committee. He is the director the Colburn School of Performing Arts and chairman of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Hollywood Bowl. He has lived in Los Angeles since the 1980s.
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Fascinating Aug 22, 2007
I've owned this book for just two days and have already gone through it three times. The images are a pleasure to glance at, to absorb and to investigate.
atmospheric Oct 19, 2006
Weingarten's photos take the atmosphere as their subject, without landmarks to anchor the viewer. While he catches some wonderful moods, the theme gets a bit tired... Richard Misrach has done a more masterful job, and done it sooner, in "Golden Gate." Own that book first, and then acquire this one.