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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Nudes: The Blue House Hardcover – January 2, 2002

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers (January 2, 2002)
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1891024353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891024351
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.7 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,464,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

"A book of nudes can be very aggressive, but this book does not assault you. It's as if it wasn't a book of nudes at all...so discreet."

About the Author

Manuel Alvarez Bravo was born in 1902, in Mexico City. He received a daguerreotype camera in 1915 as a gift, and began experimenting with the basics of photography at home using his mother's kitchen pots and pans. Within a decade of buying his first modern camera in 1924, he had won regional photo competitions, begun to teach photography, exhibited in group shows with Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, and Dorothea Lange, had his first solo exhibition, and met Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. His pace has never abated and, since then, his work has been exhibited around the world and is in the collection of nearly every major museum. Nearly 100 years old, Bravo lives and works in Mexico City, as he always has.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bert on the tracks on August 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is beautilly edited and beautifully printed on somehow matte paper, prints are somehow very light, delicate. As these photographs are : light, delicate. For me this is the best nude photography I have ever seen. I also like very much the nude photographs made by Edward Weston. But for Weston the nude is a study of lines and forms, at least this shows in a lot of his photographs. For Alvarez Bravo women and beauty are more than that. By the way Alvarez Bravo photographed these women I have these two thoughts : Alvarez Bravo liked photography very much but he loved women a whole lot more. Very highly recommended for anyone who loves photography in a more serious way and loves women.

[It is a thiny little bit of a pity that about 8 pages in my copy are somehow wrinkled but this really is a miner problem and as this is the second copy that was sent to me (first copy never reached me) I really don't mind about it.]
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