Manuel Alvarez Bravo (英語) ハードカバー – 1997/3
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Gathers still lifes, landscapes, nudes, street scenes, portraits, and abstracts by the Mexican photographer and offers a brief appreciation of his work --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
Manuel Alvarez Bravo was born in 1902, in Mexico City. He received a daguerreotype camera in 1915 as a gift, and began experimenting with the basics of photography at home using his mother's kitchen pots and pans. Within a decade of buying his first modern camera in 1924, he had won regional photo competitions, begun to teach photography, exhibited in group shows with Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, and Dorothea Lange, had his first solo exhibition, and met Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. His pace has never abated and, since then, his work has been exhibited around the world and is in the collection of nearly every major museum. Recently turned 100 years old, Bravo lives and works in Mexico City, as he always has.
The quality of most printings is poor. Photos are dull, flat, sometimes too dark. This book accompanies an exhibition of Alvarez Bravo at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I was under the impression that this book would be as well printed as MoMA's "Modern Century" by Cartier Bresson. Unfortunately, it turned out that I was very wrong.
If you are looking for a book with photos of Manuel Alvarez Bravo then order the excellent "Photopoetry", a beautifully printed book which has good part of the photos present in this mediocre MoMA's book.