Plaster Works, Los AngelesArtist(s)Edward WestonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1925Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm);7 3/8 in x 9 3/8 in (18.73 cm x 23.81 cm);16 1/16 in x 20 in (40.8 cm x 50.8 cm);13 1/4 in x 15 1/16 in (33.66 cm x 38.26 cm)Credit LineGift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952Subject matter
The plaster works building is photographed from an oblique angle. The perspective and the soft light of the image flattens the geometric angles of the building's achitecture. In the background, the stacks blow plaster dust into the atmosphere. The white dust covers the architecture of this building, which reads in black and white tones. This photograph depicts a scene from what Weston referred to as “the impossible village”: Los Angeles. Taken in 1925, at a time when the village was transforming into a city, with the very materials produced by this mill. Physical Description
A photograph of an oblique view of a plaster mill in Los Angeles, California. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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architecture (object genre)
industrial plants (structures)