Mexico Through Foreign Eyes: Photographs, 1850-1990

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A vibrant, disquieting hymn to Mexico's irreducible complexity, this catalog documents a photography exhibit opening in Mexico City and traveling to the International Center of Photography in New York City. The 225 color and black-and-white photographs reproduced here for the most part avoid anthropological documentation or local specificity; instead, they aim at an emotional comprehension of the cauldron that is ``many Mexicos . . . a multitude of coincidental lives.'' Naggar and Ritchin, curators of the exhibit, have assembled pictures by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Steichen, Andrew Kertesz, Paul Strand, Laura Gilpin, Swedish child psychologist Kent Klich and 52 other photographers for whom travel in Mexico was a transformative encounter. The images are spliced with 16 texts, including Andre Breton's incantatory homage to Diego Rivera, Sergei Eisenstein's reliving of the ironically life-affirming Day of the Dead festival, and Swiss journalist Gertrude Blom's report on the rape of Mexico's tropical jungles. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Foreign artists have long succumbed to the strong visual and spiritual claims of Mexico. This volume brings together 225 black-and-white and color photographs of Mexico taken by European and North American artists over the last 150 years. The photographs range from documentary to surreal; some of the earliest are anthropological studies, which today stand out for their beauty and poignancy rather than for their documentary value. Photographers represented include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Strand, Tina Medotti, Laura Gilpin, and William Henry Jackson. The text, in Spanish and English, includes essays by Andre Breton, Sergei Eisenstein, Edward Weston, and many others. Some of the essays, with specific discussions of aperture and lenses, are for the experts, but on the whole this book--the catalog of an exhibit that will travel from Mexico City to New York--will be thoroughly enjoyed by all general readers with any interest in Mexico.-- Mary Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, Ore.
Sixteen photographers from the US and Europe are represented, each by a selection of photographs and by a substantial amount of text in which the context of their visits to Mexico and their relationship with Mexico are described. Among the notables who did substantial amounts of powerful work in Mexico: Andre Breton, Sergei Eisenstein, Edward Weston. Text is in both Spanish and English. A beautifully produced portrait/history of a nation and exploration of the medium of photography. 9.5x12.5" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393034738
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.38 (w) x 12.35 (h) x 1.16 (d)

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