“A SILENCE CHARACTERIZES MUCH OF HIS WORK”: RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF MANUEL ALVAREZ BRAVO
BRAVO, Manuel Alvarez. Manuel Alvarez Bravo. New York: Museum of Modern Art (Abrams), (1997). Tall quarto, original yellow cloth, original dust jacket. $125.
First edition of this retrospective catalogue, published in conjunction with the 1997 exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art, with 170 stunning tritones made from rare vintage gelatin-silver prints, and six color plates.
“Bravo has been the most significant single force in Mexican photography and one of the twentieth century’s great Mexican artists… His profound affection for his country and its people has to a great degree formed our lasting image of Mexico itself” (Susan Kismaric). “Atget wound up shaping my thinking… he made me gaze differently, made me conscious of where I walked and what I saw” (Bravo). This deluxe exhibition catalogue “traces the evolution of this artist’s work as closely as possible in historical terms.”