Seeing Mexico Photographed
The Work of Horne, Casasola, Modotti, and Alvarez Bravo
By (author) Leonard Folgarait
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Seeing Mexico Photographed by Leonard Folgarait
Book DescriptionThis engrossing book presents the photographs of four historically engaged artists and explains what they reveal about the highly dramatic revolutionary and post-revolutionary period in Mexico from 1910 to 1935. The works of these photographers--American Walter H. Horne, Italian Tina Modotti, and Mexicans Agustin Victor Casasola and Manuel Alvarez Bravo--are discussed not just as windows onto events but as artworks that offer both objective reporting and stylized expression. The twenty-five years covered in the book encompass some of the most convulsive developments in Mexico, from the violence and cataclysmic changes wrought by the Mexican Revolution to the immense struggles to forge a new nation and a new government. During this period, the work of the four photographers--two primarily documentary, one propagandistic, and one artistic and personal--enabled Mexicans to understand the forces that had brought their nation to armed conflict and social transformation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300140927
(244mm x 169mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leonard Folgarait
Mexican Muralism, Paperback (September 2012)
Features essays that examine three generations of international scholars of muralism - Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siquieros - to their successors in Mexico, the United States, and across Latin America. This title shows how these artists' murals transcended borders to engage major issues raised by different modernity.
So Far from Heaven, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Leonard Folgarait
This book studies The March of Humanity on Earth and Toward the Cosmos in Mexico City by the Mexican mural painter David Alfaro Siqueiros.
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Author Biography - Leonard Folgarait
Leonard Folgarait is professor of art history at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
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