Edward Weston

Dedicated to Simplicity

A Reminiscence by Cole Weston


Edward Weston is one of the most important figures of twentieth century photography. His name is synonymous with precision and economy of means, - a lucid, powerful vision that redefined photography as an art.

His work is also strongly identified with the American West. Dedicated to Simplicity is a look back to Weston’s years at his home at Wildcat Hill, on the California coast, by his youngest son Cole. Routine details of a day’s work and unique observations are woven together into a personal portrait that is both chronicle and loving remembrance of a father and an extraordinary artist.


Composed in Linotype Electra with Palatino for display and printed on Mohawk Letterpress Text. Three previously unpublished photographs, portraits of EW by Brett Weston and Fritz Henle, and a photograph by EW of Wildcat Hill house, have been printed on gelatin-silver paper and tipped in. Quarter bound in natural linen and Canson "smoke grey" paper over boards. Twenty-four pages, 6 x 9 inches. Printed in an edition of 26 copies lettered A to Z, retained by the press, and a numbered edition of 150. Issued in commemoration of the centennial of Weston’s birth. May 1986. Homage Volume I.


American Institute of Graphic Arts Certificate of Excellence, Limited Edition Book Design.


Out of print.