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Paul Strand in Mexico Hardcover – November 15, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture/Fundacion Televisa (November 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597111376
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597111379
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 12 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #738,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Strand approached his subjects with a reverence that can be cloying, but the work's formal restraint has real power, especially in the many portraits of working-class men, women, an children." --The New Yorker, 20-September-2010

"Shooting subjects without their explicit consent is a constant and fraught topic of debate in the realm of photography, yet Strand's images don't seem exploitative, if anything they seem somewhat boringly or stereotypically ennobling- with the native people's stony faced vacant stares penetrating some unseen sun-bleached horizon." --ARTINFO.com, Emma Allen, 9-September-2010

"Mr. Strand was reading Marx at this time, and considered his work `a criticism of capitalism a system I detest,' so all the portraits are of peasants and tend to valorize them. Mr. Strand made the most of his considerable technical skills." --The Wall Street Journal, William Meyers, 9-October-2010

"[Strand's] images are all about the Mexican Cultural Revolution, the nobility-of-the-common-man kind of thing and are concerned with stark landscapes, heavy-onto-death religious iconography and somber campesinos who could just as well hail from the 19th century. Strand believed in what he called `collective portraits' that would define and chronicle a country, portraits of a people who were trying to overcome `colonial bondage' while `retaining their innate power, militant patience and earthly dignity." ---The Miami Herald, Tom Austin, 6-June-2010

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Powers on December 21, 2010
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The book is beautiful and the historical information on Strand is really fascinating. I recommend this book to people interested in photography and Mexican history during this period.
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This book is so perfect. I am a Mexico enthusiast and huge fan of Strand! The book came in wonderful condition. Awesome!
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By California Reader on December 18, 2014
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Excellent book, excellent photograps and the short film that comes with it is a pleasure to watch!
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By C. Soberman on November 6, 2014
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