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Known worldwide for his sophisticated photographs of weimaraners, William Wegman is one of today's most celebrated artists. In Puppies, Wegman provides in his own words a look at how his work has progressed since he brought Man Ray, his first puppy, home. The book provides compelling insight into Wegman's work and his true love and respect for his dogs. With his characteristic wit, the photographer reveals his initial discovery of Man Ray's seemingly innate talent before the camera. He goes on to relate his ...
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Known worldwide for his sophisticated photographs of weimaraners, William Wegman is one of today's most celebrated artists. In Puppies, Wegman provides in his own words a look at how his work has progressed since he brought Man Ray, his first puppy, home. The book provides compelling insight into Wegman's work and his true love and respect for his dogs. With his characteristic wit, the photographer reveals his initial discovery of Man Ray's seemingly innate talent before the camera. He goes on to relate his experiences in delivering and raising Fay's and, later, Battina's litters. Wegman also explores the individual personalities of the puppies as well as the special relationships that develop between them. William Wegman's photographs, videotapes, paintings, and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. A retrospective of his work traveled throughout the United States and Europe, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

A photo essay presenting an overview of the birth and upbringing of William Wegman's famous Weimaraners.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For two decades, photographer Wegman (William Wegman's Mother Goose) has focused on his weimaraner menagerie, as this unusual and amiable album indicates. Part documentary, part catalogue raisonne and part coffee-table book, this photo essay opens with a (canine) family tree and contains Wegman's affectionate recollections of his companions. Color images of the dogs from their first days through adulthood, prove that these puppies have grown up facing the camera. Soon after their birth, Wegman arranges them in squirmy piles; later, he tosses them in the air, and an assistant captures on film their sailing ears, splayed legs and blank stares ("In their trust in us, they are oblivious"). The artist avoids warm fuzzy softness, which he calls "the cuddly-bear greeting card phase" and contends that newborn pups are "more alien than cute." Aesthetics, wit and pathos inform every image (notably a quartet of blurred, desperate shots of a puppy trying to swim). Only the steeliest cynic could remain unmoved by photos of sightless puppies propped on wood blocks or squinting blue-eyed pups nestled in cloth cocoons. This enormously appealing volume contains artistic tension and fatherly pride enough for any collector of Wegman's past work or newcomers to his photography. All ages. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Carol Collins
This photo journal chronicles three generations of Weimaraners from Fay Ray to her female offspring Battina to Chip and includes all the other siblings of the second and third generation. Wegman's attachment to the dogs becomes evident in both the text and the photos themselves. In fact, the story seems to be about his children instead of his canines. Emphasis, however, is more on the bizarre nature of these peculiar looking animals rather than trying the make them look simply cute. Dressing them up in costumes, posing them on blocks, in vases, on shelves or in front of odd backdrops accentuates their rag doll with furrowed brow look. Yet, it is at their seemingly unposed moments that they are most appealing, especially as young puppies. Children will no doubt be fascinated by the nursing newborns and intrigued by all of the ways to play with dogs, but let's hope they won't try to throw their puppies in the air for fun.
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
When it comes to artists photographing their dogs as their artwork, Wegman immediately comes to mind. This is a collection of photographs of Weimaraner puppies, but of equal importance is the text that chronicles the development of Wegman's art, starting with "I never wanted a dog." There is a bit of humor in his relating this tale of many years and many dogs. His first dog was Man Ray and he includes a family tree of the thirty-four dogs that followed. A number of these dogs have appeared in dresses with human hands, or depicted as fairy tale characters. However, in this collection, we are seeing mostly cute little puppies, posed and in various activities. Puppies are thrown up in the air, swim or pose on various props. Although he has probably been doing it longer than Anne Geddes, there are similarities with these images of baby dogs. Sometimes the poses seem uncomfortable and cruel, however the narrative is helpful in projecting the genuine affection Wegman has for his dogs. 1999 (orig.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786803200
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Publication date: 10/15/1997
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2000

    Puppies are Human

    I received this book last year for Xmas because I requested it from my son. It's absolutely wonderful. Anything that is about Dogs of all kinds, especially Wegman's work is absolutely wonderful. I also received the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' by Wegman, and it is our absolute favorite Christmas video.

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