10 April 2008,
Price realised USD 15,000
USD 7,000 - USD 10,000
MANUEL ALVAREZ BRAVO
Fotografias. Mexico City: Sociedad de Arte Moderno, 1945.
Quarto (278 x 220 mm). 30 black and white photographs. Original printed card covers (minor soiling, some minor wear at corners); black cloth folding case. Provenance: Stanley Costa (name neatly in ink on front blank); Wittenborn Art Books (small ticket discreetly tipped to inside back cover, small 'made in Mexico' stamp).
FIRST EDITION. A FINE COPY. "A coherent and complex meditation on the nature of the Mexican spirit [which] set the agenda for Mexican photography in particular, and for Latin American photography in general" (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. II, p.98.
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