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Manuel Alvarez Bravo was one of the foremost practitioners of visual arts in the twentieth century. Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the first major retrospective of his eighty-year career, showcases hundreds of iconic photographs and unveils more than twenty previously unpublished images. Featuring landscapes, still lifes, rural and urban scenes, religious and vernacular subjects, as well as portraits of luminaries such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Carlos Fuentes, and Octavio Paz, the work is chronologically arranged and richly varied. Three illuminating essays reveal the poetry of Bravo's photographsfrom his use of light and form to his fascination with dreams and his preoccupation with death. This definitive monograph is a powerful tribute to Mexico's most distinguished photographer.

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The photographs of Mexican artist Manuel Alvarez Bravo are beautifully reproduced in this collection. His widow, Colette Alverez Urbajtel, gives a short preface and there are essays by John Banville, Jean- Claude Lemagny and Carlos Fuentes interspersed amidst the photos. But it is the stark, lush, surprising and enigmatic photos that are the essence of the book. One can see the influence of the Surrealists in many of the pictures, but more of them show the workings of one individual vision. The several images of his friend, Frida Kalho, reveal her as much as her own paintings do. Bravo was especially good and finding unusual juxtapositions, a bicycle hung from power lines or a horse apparently mingling with patrons at an art gallery. The work changes with each re-viewing, giving a variety of emotional reactions that will intrigue all who study it. Oversize 11.5 x 10.5 " Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811865326
Subtitle:
Photopoetry
Author:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
Photographer:
Bravo, Manuel Alvarez
Author:
Banville, John
Author:
Lemagny, Jean-Claude
Author:
Urbajtel, Colette Alvarez
Author:
Various Authors, Chronicle
Author:
Bravo, Manuel Alvarez
Author:
Fuentes, Carlos
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Photography-Photographers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081029
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Dimensions:
11.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 in 4.61 lb
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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