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Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


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. Bravo passed away at the age of 100 in 2002.

 

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo

APERTURE
Photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo.

Hardcover, 8 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 44 reproductions throughout. | 6/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9780893817428 | $12.50


        

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Eyes in His Eyes

D.A.P/ ROSEGALLERY, LOS ANGELES
Introduction by Rose Shoshana. Text by Guillermo Sheridan. Translated by Lorna Fox.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 4 color / 75 bw. | 3/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9781933045603 | $50.00


Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Polaroids

EDITORIAL RM
Essay by Colete Alvarez Urbajtel.

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 63 color. | 6/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9789685208376 | $35.00


Manuel Alvarez Bravo

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Essay by Susan Kismaric. Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry.

Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 240 pgs / 5 color 23 bw / 170 tritone. | 7/2/2002 | Not available
ISBN 9780870701337 | $60.00


Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Nudes

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.
Edited by Ariadne Kimberly Huque. Introduction by Carlos Fuentes.

Clothbound, 8 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 38 duotone. | 1/2/2002 | Not available
ISBN 9781891024351 | $40.00


Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Eyes in His EyesManuel Alvarez Bravo: Eyes in His Eyes

Published by D.A.P/ RoseGallery, Los Angeles.
Introduction by Rose Shoshana. Text by Guillermo Sheridan. Translated by Lorna Fox.

Frida Kahlo leans against a concrete wall, looking somberly down while an ankle-length skirt flutters around her. Elsewhere, the tight screws of plough blades stack interlocked on a warehouse floor, utilitarian subjects coalescing into a heady abstract pattern. From his first days as a photographer--with the backing of such greats as Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Paul Strand and Henri Cartier-Bresson--Manuel Alvarez Bravo worked over a wide range of styles and subject matter--formalist abstraction, architecture, interiors, landscapes, still lifes, and portraits--with a consistent focus on the landscape and social geography of Mexico. In his concise vision of his homeland, it was both a real and symbolic landscape populated with subjects detained in dream world tableaux of desire, solitude, candor and foreboding. Eyes in His Eyes reintroduces some of the artist's overlooked masterpieces, and reveals, for the first time, a broad selection of never-before-seen images from his private archives. In his 80-year career, Alvarez Bravo printed, published and exhibited only a thousand images. This portfolio, culled with the help of the artist himself, and completed after his death, is full of unfamiliar abstractions, portraits, landscapes and street photography. It provides an invaluable re-entry into the visual poetry of one of Mexico's most gifted artists and a Modern master of photography.

PUBLISHER
D.A.P/ ROSEGALLERY, LOS ANGELES

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 4 color / 75 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/1/2007
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CATALOG: SPRING 2007 p. 13   

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Manuel Alvarez BravoManuel Alvarez Bravo

Masters of Photography Series

Published by Aperture.
Photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo began photographing in 1924 during Mexico's thriving post-revolutionary artistic renaissance. While his early work embraced Mexico's urban realities, its peasants and workers, and its hauntingly beautiful landscape, Alvarez Bravo's ever-present acknowledgment of the macabre prompted André Breton, the leader of Surrealism in France, to claim him as an exponent of the movement. This volume offers a perfect introduction to his works.

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APERTURE

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 44 reproductions throughout.

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PUB DATE 6/15/2005
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: PolaroidsManuel Alvarez Bravo: Polaroids

Published by Editorial RM.
Essay by Colete Alvarez Urbajtel.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo is generally recognized as one of the masters of modern photography, and as one of Mexico's most significant artists. He is well known for his black and white images, therefore this selection of never-before-published Polaroids might be a surprise to those familiar only with his signature style. The simple design of the book--a single photograph per page, reproduced in the original Polaroid's dimensions--creates an ideal context in which to enjoy this segment of Bravo's work. Colette Alvarez Urbajtel, the photographer's widow writes: “Although Manuel used a Hasselblad with special backing until his late career, when Polaroid cameras appeared on the market, he was quick to avail himself of their convenience and speed. He started taking black and white Polaroids with the appropriate fixtures, and then moved on to color. His work in color tended to be the result of some sudden impulse, when he had just supplied himself with materials or in quest of a particular effect. It might be at home, on the weekend, when there were people visiting, or when he wished to capture some prank of his daughters . . .” Beautifully reproduced, Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Polaroids reveals a playful, charming and spontaneous side of the great Mexican master of light and shade, and is the first book on his work published since his death in 2003. It will appeal to those interested in photography and Mexican art in general.

PUBLISHER
EDITORIAL RM

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 63 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/15/2005
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 12   

PRODUCT DETAILS
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Manuel Alvarez BravoManuel Alvarez Bravo

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Essay by Susan Kismaric. Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo is one of the foremost figures of modern photography and the only photographer among the great Mexican artists of the 20th century. Bravo has produced work of exceptional quality throughout his long career: formal experiments of the 1920s were followed by modernists works inspired by such international trends as Surrealism, and the early 30s saw him develop a gifted personal style that suggested specific Mexican customs and rituals. The majority of this volume's 175 tritone plates were made from rare vintage prints assembled from private collections or furnished by the artist; many have never before been published and some have not been seen or exhibited since the 1930s. This volume was published in conjunction with a 1997 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

PUBLISHER
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 240 pgs / 5 color 23 bw / 170 tritone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/2/2002
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
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CATALOG: FALL 2002

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STATUS: Out of print | 4/1/2008

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: NudesManuel Alvarez Bravo: Nudes

The Blue House

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc..
Edited by Ariadne Kimberly Huque. Introduction by Carlos Fuentes.

Born in 1902, Manuel Alvarez Bravo is Mexico's most celebrated living photographer. His far-reaching body of work includes many of the 20th century's most recognizable and iconic images. Collected here is a seductive, timeless, and entrancing sampling of the maestro's nudes, images taken in 1939 and as recently as the 1990s. Sensitively edited and sequenced by Ariadne Kimberly Huque, and with an impassioned and poetic introduction by Carlos Fuentes, this delicate, elegant volume beautifully reproduces some of Bravo's most favorite work, and provides an intimate window through which to view the career of one of the camera's true masters.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
Clothbound, 8 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 38 duotone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/2/2002
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2002

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781891024351 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $40.00 CDN $40.00

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STATUS: Out of print | 11/15/2006

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