Published by RM/Toluca Editions. Text by Juan Manuel Bonet, Luis Pérez-Oramas, Sofía Vollmer Maduro.
Alfredo Boulton (1908-95), art critic, historian and photographer, was one of 20th-century Venezuela's most prominent intellectuals. His large body of photographic work--focusing mostly on the people, landscapes, art and history of Venezuela--is little known, and yet no intellectual before Boulton had ever expressed Venezuela visually. This hardcover volume focuses specifically on Boulton the modernist artist through his photographic work from 1928 to 1944, which he collected in albums that he designed as tools for selecting and presenting images. With 50 full pages of albums and a selection of individual reproductions, Boulton Moderno offers a modern photographic vision of Venezuela. Texts by art critic Juan Manuel Bonet, curator Luis Pérez-Oramas and curator Sofía Vollmer Maduro illuminate the context of Boulton's life and his prolific output.