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Mexican Portraits

Mexican Portraits (Hardback)

By Monasterio, Pablo Ortiz
By Herrerias, Vesta Monica

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In the history of photography in Mexico, portraiture is an important, established tradition, transcending styles, subjects, and decades. Mexican Portraits includes more than 350 portraits from over eighty well-known Mexican photographers, including Romualdo Garcia, Agustin V. Cas...asola, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Enrique Metinides, and Graciela Iturbide. Including both contemporary and classic works, mostly created from the 1970s to the present, this diverse group of images has been selected by photographer and editor Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, presenting an idiosyncratic and personal perspective on this particular genre. This volume, guided by his choices, explores the frontiers of portraiture from very different perspectives and associations. At the center of his wide-ranging selection are two distinct notions embedded in the history of the portrait: mask and metamorphosis. The face is the most communicative part of the human body, with the ability both to reveal and to cover up emotions, creating an ever-fascinating tension between the temporary and the permanent. Organized into nine chapters, this beautifully illustrated book is a reflection on Mexican portraiture and identity, both individual and collective.
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ISBN 9781597112277
Released NZ 1 Jul 2013
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
8 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781597112277
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Aperture
Released 1 Jul 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Monasterio, Pablo Ortiz
By Herrerias, Vesta Monica
Category Portraits In Art
Photographs: Collections
Number of Pages 364
Dimensions Width: 290mm
Height: 327mm
Spine: 45mm
Dewey Code 779.2092272
Weight 3,250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade