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Description - Tina Modotti by Margaret Hooks Tangeman

An accessible, collectable book on Tina Modotti. Italian photographer Modotti (1896-1942) was a pioneer among the few women photographers of the 1920s. Having studied with Edward Weston, she soon became an outstanding photographer in her own right. Documenting the people and tumultuous politics of Mexico, her portraits, still lifes and abstract compositions combine a sophisticated sense of design with socially and politically orientated subject matter. Linked to some of the most important artistic and political developments of the twentieth century she was a significant influence on future Mexican photographers, including Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Graciela Iturbide.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714845661
ISBN-10: 0714845663
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 210mm x 14mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margaret Hooks Tangeman

Margaret Hooks writes on fine art and photography for numerous journals, including ARTnews and Afterimage and has published several photography books including a recent publication on Frida Kahlo, Portraits of an Icon (2003). Her extensive writing on Tina Modotti includes her 1993 book Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary and the award-winning biography Tina: Radical Photographer (2000).