Signed – Manuel Alvarez Bravo – Los Tesoros Del Museo Nacional De Mexico/1943/1st – wrappers, 20 unbound paste-down photos on cardstock


Los Tesoros Del Museo Nacional De Mexico Escultura Azteca – 20 Fotos de Manuel Alvarez Bravo – Prologo de Benjamin Peret.  (The Treasures of the National Museum of Mexico – The Aztec Culture – 20 Photos by Manuel Alvarez Bravo – Prologue by Benjamin Peret) Mexico, 1943. 6.25×8,00×0.25. First Edition. SIGNED “M Alvarez-Bravo” sideways on the title page with a fountain pen in black ink.  Text in Spanish and English. Twenty individual (loose) cream color textured card stock pages each with a paste-down photo of Aztec gods and stone sculptures, plus eight-page Prologue insert with photo, in Near Fine condition. The cover has edge and shelf wear with small tears at spine top and bottom, with one long crease front cover, and a corner crease rear cover top (see photos), plus some foxing and rubbing. Also, black folded art paper has been pasted down atop the rear endpaper.  

More photos upon request. 

Manuel Álvarez Bravo (February 4, 1902 – October 19, 2002) was a Mexican artistic photographer and one of the most important figures in 20th century Latin American photography. His primary subjects were nudes, folk art and rituals, especially burials and decorations, shop windows, urban streets and everyday interactions. He preferred subjects related to everyday life. Most of his subjects are nameless. The titles of his photographs often are based on Mexican myth and culture.
Alvarez Bravo’s trademark was the ability to capture hidden and surreal essences beneath the apparently ordinary images he was finding.
“Profound and discreet poetry, desperate and refined irony emanate from the photographs of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, like those particles suspended in the air which render visible a ray of light as it penetrates a dark room. The emotive particles reach us by a slow and continuous flight; little by little they saturate us.”
Diego Rivera, 1945
Very scarce SIGNED Collectible 77-year-old art book.  

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Weight 2.00 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 3 × 10 in


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