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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photopoetry

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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of his eighty-year career, showcases hundreds of iconic photographs and unveils more than twenty previously unpublished images.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, a ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 29th 2008 by Chronicle Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Apr 09, 2014 Stephen rated it really liked it
The essays by Banville, Fuentes, et. al., are pretty lackluster coming from such literary greats, but the book is beautifully produced. Alvarez Bravo is best known for his work from the 1920s to 1940s, at the height of Modernism and Surrealism, when he was a close friend of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. What is amazing is that a pioneering photographer so associated with the 1920s in Mexican art died as recently as 2002, at the grand age of 100, and was still making work in the mid-1990s. It's a ...more
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Apr 09, 2016 Momo García rated it it was amazing
Hay pocas palabras en el libro, todo el espacio lo ocupan las imágenes. No tiene sentido hablar más, mejor que lo haga Álvarez Bravo y sus fotografías. La impresión y el encuadernado es bellísimo. No se puede pedir más.
Nov 22, 2008 Tráese rated it it was amazing
You'll be glad you picked up this beauty!

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Manuel Álvarez Bravo, the pioneer of artistic photography in Mexico, is considered the main representative of Latin American photography in the 20th century. His work extends from the late 1920s to the 1990s.

Álvarez Bravo was born in downtown Mexico City on February 4, 1902. He left school at the age of twelve in order to begin making a contribution to his family’s finances after his father's deat
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