Publisher: Madrid: Turner Publicaciones, S.L., in association with Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y Las Artes, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112705
First edition, first and only English printing. Hardcover. Fine cloth, with title blind-stamped on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Introductions (in English) by Sari Bermúdez and Ignacio Toscano. Essay by Carlos Monsiváis, translated from Spanish by Catherine Lawrence. Poem by Octavio Paz ("Facing Time"), translated by Eliot Weinberger. Includes additional critical texts by Edward Weston, Francisci Miguel, Langston Hughes, Luis Cardoza y Aragón, Andre Bréton, Diego Rivera, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Xavier Villaurrutia, Paul Strand, Juan García Ponce, Nissan N. Pérez, Gerry Badger and Francisco Toledo. Includes a chronology, exhibition history, bibliography and list of plates. 252 pp., with 100 tritone plates, beautifully printed on heavy fine matte art paper, from separations made by Firma Digital. Álvarez Bravo selected the photographs himself and authorized the tritones. 13-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 hardbound copies.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
Without doubt, this is the most beautifully designed, informative and exquisitely printed major monograph on Álvarez Bravo's work ever published.
From the Introduction by Sari Bermúdez: "In the field of international photography, no other artist has given so much prestige and recognition to Mexico as Manuel Álvarez Bravo. His work is admired by thousands of art lovers the world over and it identifies one of the broadest aspects of our culture: its people. Besides being reason for celebration, the commemoration of his centenary is a time for reappraising and giving thought to his definitive contribution to the shaping of an aesthetic of universal reach, which, through the medium of a camera lens, has captured the mystery and dreams of an entire nation. One hundred years after his birth, the consummate evolution of the work of the artist has been recovered in a careful, loving selection of 100 of his most emblematic pictures."