Brough's Books on Photography - William Wegman
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William Wegman, Photographer
Art Books with Dogs

 
 
William Wegman Polaroids
William Wegman Polaroids

Paperback from "Harry N. Abrams, Inc."

For almost 25 years, William Wegman has been producing photographs with the 20 x 24" Polaroid camera. This body of work began in 1979, when Wegman - already well known in the art world for his wry video and conceptual photographic work - was invited by Polaroid to try out this unusual camera. When Wegman and his dog, Man Ray, travelled to Boston to use the camera for the first time, a remarkable collaboration was launched. After Man Ray died in 1982, Wegman continued his exploration of the medium with non-canine subjects. In the late 1980s, he began to work with the dog Fay Ray and an expanding universe of her progeny. William Wegman captures his canine subjects in a variety of poses and guises. This volume gathers together a collection of his work and includes a candid essay by the artist exploring his experiences with the large-format camera and his models.

 
Dogs
Dogs
by Catherine Johnson, William Wegman
Hardcover from Phaidon Press Inc.
ISBN: 0714848034

This charming new title is a collection of over 450 vintage photographs of dogs in all kinds of settings: under the Christmas table and in the sea; posing for a family portrait and being squeezed tightly by an over-enthusiastic toddler; a Chihuahua in a tea cup and a Great Dane standing as tall as its young owner. DOGS is an essential book for dog and animal lovers, presenting amateur, anonymous photographs of dogs from the turn of the century to the early 1950s in ordinary and extraordinary settings. Johnson's collection of photographs, in its unpretentious attitude and days-gone-by aesthetic, presents a snapshot of family life and shows man's timeless relationship with his "best friend."
 
Fay
Fay
by William Wegman
Hardcover from Hyperion
ISBN: 0786864869

With family photos, video and film stills, and studio photos never before published, Fay captures the collaborative spirit and amazing artistic outpouring of Wegman and his extraordinary companion. Their relationship spanned ten years during which time Fay became as well known to the art world as her canine predecessor, Man Ray. Motherhood brought Fay new concerns and Wegman a wealth of new characters. In 1989 she was joined in the studio by three of her puppies. What followed was a flowering of dramatic roles for Fay and her offspring in a wide range of books and videos for children.

To a dog owner, each canine's personality is as uniquely defined as a human's. William Wegman knows this as well as or better than anyone. An artist best known for his photos of Weimaraner dogs, Wegman's work in the early '80s centered on his dog Man Ray. As Fay begins, Man Ray has died, and Wegman is resistant to the idea of replacing the irreplaceable Man Ray, named the Village Voice's "Man of the Year" in 1982.

When a fan of the artist meets him a few years later and invites him to choose a puppy from a litter of prize Weimaraners, Wegman is introduced to 6-month-old Fay, who immediately bewitches him with "the eyes of a jungle cat." Thus begins the story of Wegman's connection with the charming, shy, elegant Fay. Initially reluctant to feature her in his work, Wegman is content just to have a pet. But as he watches Fay's character develop into something quite different from Man Ray's, he finally decides to capture her personality in a photo shoot... then another... and another... until the two have developed a unique relationship on camera as well as off.

The book contains many striking photographs of Fay in anthropomorphic poses, as well as in several dresses and wigs--the result is sometimes humorous, sometimes seductive, but always hauntingly human and animal at the same time. Later photos feature Fay's pups Batty, Crooky, and Chundo as well. Pictures from a London Times photo spread feature the velvety dogs draped in diamond jewelry; photos from a Cinderella video incorporate the family into the cast, including Fay as the wicked stepmother and the fairy godmother; and stills from a Hardy Boys-type movie star (who else?) the Weimaraners.

Wegman and Fay's relationship is obviously an involved one--not just between a man and his dog, but an artist and his subject. And it is one that is lovingly captured in Fay's photos and story: here is a dog with a depth of personality equal to a human's, and a dignity and vulnerability expertly caught on film by one of our most original artists.--Kris Law

 
William Wegman: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Videotapes
William Wegman: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Videotapes
by Martin Kunz, William Wegman
Paperback from Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810924633

William Wegman has been a force in the art world for 25 years, but this book is the first complete retrospective of his work in four mediums. A lively interview with the artist and essays by curators and critics offer fresh insights and information. "Great clarity and wit."--The Los Angeles Times. 230 illustrations.

 
William Wegman: Funney Strange
William Wegman: Funney/Strange
by Joan Simon, William Wegman
Paperback from Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300114443
This fascinating book reveals the full range of William Wegman's art. Beloved by the general public for signature photographs of his troupe of Weimaraners, Wegman is also an immensely important figure in the contemporary art world.A pioneer video-maker, conceptualist, performer, photographer, painter, draftsman, and writer, Wegman moves fluidly among various media: from conceptual works to commissioned magazine shots; from videos shown in museums to television segments made for Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live; from artist's books parodying nineteenth-century naturalist studies to children's books revealing tongue-in-cheek portraits of town and country life; from photographic landscapes" employing his canine muses to his most recent cycle of landscapes combining found scenic souvenir postcards with drawing, collage, and painting. Underlying all his creations is the light humor of funny" mediating the darker human comedy of strange." Speaking to the absurdities of daily life, Wegman's work is universally appealing.William Wegman: Funney Strange is illustrated with some 250 images. It is the first retrospective volume to consider the artist's entire career from the 1960s to the 2000s and is an essential book for any fan of Wegman's work.(20070731)
 
William Wegman: Opera. Notecard Box
William Wegman: Opera. Notecard Box
by William Wegman
Hardcover from Fotofolio
ISBN: 1584181346

Twenty 5 x 7 in. cards (four cards each of five images, Hansel and Gretel, Lucia di Lammermoor, Macbeth, La Fille du Regiment, and Iphigenie en Tauride) with envelopes in an imprinted box.
 
William Wegman : Fashion Photographs
William Wegman : Fashion Photographs
by Ingrid Sisch
Paperback from Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810929449

Published to accompany a major travelling exhibition, this book presents a collection of eerily anthropomorphic photographs by William Wegman. They feature clothes by Helmut Lang, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake and others deing modelled by dogs.

 
What Do You Do?
by William Wegman
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Hardcover - 18 pages Board edition (April )

William Wegman's Pups
by William Wegman
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Hardcover - 18 pages Board edition (April )

William Wegman's Farm Days : Or How Chip Learnt an Important Lesson on the Farm or a Day in the Country or Hip Chip's Trip or Farmer Boy
by William Wegman
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 40 pages (April )
Hyperion Press; ISBN: 0786802162

Strange but True, William Wegman: William Wegman, October 31-December 24, 1998, Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art
by William Wegman, Ann W. Lloyd
Paperback from Massachusetts College of Art

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Surprise Party
by William Wegman
Hardcover: 32 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 10.06 x 10.11
Hyperion Press; ISBN: 0786805854; (April )

William Wegman's Wegmanology
by William Wegman (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 120 pages
Hyperion Press; ISBN: 0786804505

A B C
by William Wegman
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 1 pages
Hyperion Press; ISBN: 1562826964

Wegman Photo Album
by William Wegman
(Textbook Binding)
 

William Wegman Letterheads : A Writing Tablet
by William Wegman
(Textbook Binding)
 
William Wegman : Fashion Photographs
by William Wegman (Photographer), Ingrid Sischy 
(Paperback)

Fay
by William Wegman
To a dog owner, each canine's personality is as uniquely defined as a human's. William Wegman knows this as well as or better than anyone. An artist best known for his photos of Weimaraner dogs, Wegman's work in the early '80s centered on his dog Man Ray. As Fay begins, Man Ray has died, and Wegman is resistant to the idea of replacing the irreplaceable Man Ray, named the Village Voice's "Man of the Year" in 1982.

When a fan of the artist meets him a few years later and invites him to choose a puppy from a litter of prize Weimaraners, Wegman is introduced to 6-month-old Fay, who immediately bewitches him with "the eyes of a jungle cat." Thus begins the story of Wegman's connection with the charming, shy, elegant Fay. Initially reluctant to feature her in his work, Wegman is content just to have a pet. But as he watches Fay's character develop into something quite different from Man Ray's, he finally decides to capture her personality in a photo shoot... then another... and another... until the two have developed a unique relationship on camera as well as off.

The book contains many striking photographs of Fay in anthropomorphic poses, as well as in several dresses and wigs--the result is sometimes humorous, sometimes seductive, but always hauntingly human and animal at the same time. Later photos feature Fay's pups Batty, Crooky, and Chundo as well. Pictures from a London Times photo spread feature the velvety dogs draped in diamond jewelry; photos from a Cinderella video incorporate the family into the cast, including Fay as the wicked stepmother and the fairy godmother; and stills from a Hardy Boys-type movie star (who else?) the Weimaraners.

Wegman and Fay's relationship is obviously an involved one--not just between a man and his dog, but an artist and his subject. And it is one that is lovingly captured in Fay's photos and story: here is a dog with a depth of personality equal to a human's, and a dignity and vulnerability expertly caught on film by one of our most original artists.--Kris Law - Amazon.com
Hardcover - 128 pages
Hyperion; ISBN: 0786864869

Baby Book
by William Wegman
(Hardcover)

William Wegman Puppies : 16 Assorted Notecards & Envelopes
by William Wegman
(Textbook Binding)

William Wegman Puppies Calendar
by William Wegman
Listed under Dog Calendars

William Wegman Man's Best Friend 2012Wall Calendar 
by William Wegman
Listed under Dog Calendars

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