SOURCE: liveBooks, Inc.

liveBooks, Inc.

April 05, 2010 11:03 ET

liveBooks Powers New Brett Weston Archive Website

Online Collection Helps Document History, Chronicles Renowned Photographer's Life

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2010) -  liveBooks, Inc., the leading provider of award-winning websites that allow creative professionals to promote and manage their businesses online, today announced the recent launch of a new liveBooks-powered website for the Brett Weston Archive (www.brettwestonarchive.com).

Considered one of the greatest and most respected American photographers of the 20th century, Weston passed away in 1993 and left a prolific body of photographs which have been highly acclaimed by the art world. While some of his prints can be found in select galleries and collections around the country, the Brett Weston Archive's physical location is not open to the public, making the website the only venue to view this rare, private collection, featuring six decades of Weston's work.

"This is the only gateway for the public to view the repository of work at the Brett Weston Archive," said Julie Maguire, curator of the Brett Weston Archive. "We want this website to serve as the preeminent resource for people looking for information on the life and work of Brett Weston."

In addition to his photographs, the website features Weston's biography, bibliography and chronology of work, and also allows visitors to virtually step inside past and present exhibitions by scrolling through interior photographs of each exhibiting gallery.

Maguire said the Brett Weston Archive website will be continuously updated with the latest exhibition information and news, and regularly rotate in works from its private archive in order to present the broadest representation of Weston's work.

Maguire also plans to make the website an interactive research environment. A catalogue raisonné, which will document each print and its attributable background information, is currently underway. The information collected in this process will be filtered into a research-friendly, online database.

Using technology to preserve -- and showcase -- historic photographs
liveBooks and its partners have worked with other photographic archives and galleries such as Richard Avedon (www.richardavedon.com) and present-day "National Geographic" photographer Chris Rainier (www.chrisrainier.com) to preserve past photographs and reintroduce historic prints to the online world.

"Online galleries can breathe new life into a photographer's collection of work and help share his or her images with new audiences," said Andy Patrick, president and CEO of liveBooks. "We're honored to play such a significant role in the preservation of history and the celebration of these photographers' outstanding careers."

For more information on how liveBooks can create a website for your archive or gallery, visit www.liveBooks.com.

About liveBooks
liveBooks, Inc. provides award-winning websites that serve as a business hub to help professionals in creative industries like photography, graphic design and interior design save time, promote their businesses and make more money. The company works with an extensive ecosystem of advisors, partners and consultants to deliver unrivalled products, services, partner applications and customer experiences through the powerful combination of small-business acumen, award-winning designs, a scalable platform and extensible architecture. liveBooks is committed to customer success through design leadership, business integrity and its belief in the power of image and creativity to enable social change.

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