Publisher: México City: Éditorial RM and Museo Amparo, 2012
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 109762
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 25 copies, with an original double-weight fiber-based gelatin silver print "Lugo, Italia, 2008" (reproduced on the book's cover), signed and numbered in pencil on verso by Iturbide (only the print is signed and numbered; the book is not signed). Paper size of the print is 8-5/8 x 6-5/8 inches; image size is 5-3/4 x 5-7/8 inches. The print is enclosed in a black folio (protected by a clear archival polyester film sleeve and held in place with photo corners).The book and print folio are housed in a black laminated cloth-like covered clamshell box, with the title debossed on front and side. Hardcover. Dos-a-dos binding, photographically illustrated paper-covered boards with a 3 3/8-inch yellow printed obi (belly-band); no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. Includes a brief biography (in Spanish and English) and essay (in Spanish and English) by Lucia I. Alonso Espinosa, General Director of the Museo Amparo. Designed by Estela Robles. 164 total pp., with 180 black-and-white illustrations, including full-page plates and details of 16 contact sheets. 9-7/8 x 7-1/8 inches. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Graciela Iturbide at the Museo Amparo, Puebla, México.
From the publisher: "This book presents hitherto unpublished images taken by Graciela Iturbide as part of an intimate, personal project that has led her to an intense reappraisal of her photographic archive. It is published together by RM and Museo Amparo en Puebla (Mexico) and constitutes the catalogue of an exhibition to be held in the same museum in 2012. The photographs are grouped into four thematic areas that have always been present in Iturbide's work: children, rituals, urban spaces, and gardens. Graciela Iturbide is recognized as one of Latin America's most important photographers. Since 1975 her work has been exhibited and published around the world. She has participated in more than seventy exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City. In 2008 she won the Hasselblad Award, the world's most prestigious prize in the field of photography."