Brett Weston – White Sands


Brett Weston – White Sands


Volume 2 in the Portfolios of Brett Weston

Introduction by Nancy Newhall
Afterword by Roger Aikin

15 reproductions, 56 pages
12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″

SKU: BW-WS. Category: .

The original White Sands portfolio, produced in 1949, contained twelve photographs and was printed in an edition of fifty. In 1975 Weston printed a second edition of the portfolio in an edition of seventeen. It included eight of the original ten photographs made in the 1940s (negatives from two of the photographs in the original portfolio were damaged and unprintable), two others from the 1940s that had not been included in the first portfolio (Plates 11 and 12), and two from 1975 (Plates 13 and 14), for a total of twelve prints.

White Sands contains the original ten photographs plus the four new pictures from Weston’s 1975 edition. The original 1949 title page and the introduction by Nancy Newhall are reproduced in facsimile. Included is an afterword by art historian Roger Aikin. As a bonus, we have included an additional photograph along with a facsimile reproduction of Brett’s letter describing the picture as “Edward’s favorite.” Although it was not included in either of the original portfolios, Brett included it as a gift with the portfolio from which this book has been reproduced.

These books have been published in both hardbound and softbound editions.

The Hardbound Edition is published in an edition of only 250 numbered copies. This edition is available only to subscribers to the entire series. Each hardbound book is numbered and sells for $135. Originally we announced a hardbound edition of just 100 numbered copies. It quickly sold out. Because of our high production costs, in order to continue publishing these books, we produced a second printing of 150 numbered copies. At this time there are fewer than ten subscriptions remaining.

The Softbound Edition is published in an edition of only 1,000 copies. The books in the softbound edition are available individually or by subscription to the entire series. The price varies depending on the number of pages in each book. For non-subscribers the price will range from $54.95 to $69.95. By subscription to the entire series each book is priced at only $50.

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 x 12.5 x .25 in


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