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Tina Modotti & Edward Weston: The Mexico Years Hardcover – May 1, 2004


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Exquisitely produced - engaging and insightful essay - BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE

About the Author

Sarah M. Lowe is an independent art historian, based in New York. She has published extensively on the work of Tina Modotti and twentieth-century Mexican art.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers (May 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858942454
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858942452
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,243,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Hoffman, author:Radiation Days: A Comedy VINE VOICE on October 13, 2008
We take it for granted now: the ability of a photograph to go past the 'whatisit'stage and to celebrate pure form. This is so much a part of our world that it has become a staple in advertising and a cliche in photos of the nude.
So it's easy to forget that formalism was once a radical idea that steered photography away from pictorialism and into a truly modern sensibility. It's also easy to forget that it's not easy to carry off a true celebration of form: it requires technique so perfect that it disappears.

Edward Weston was both a pioneer and a master of formalism in black and white photography and this book represents his early efforts. Tina Modotti, whose more passionate work may have a shorter shelf-life is more easily seen in connection with the symbolism of Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo.
Both artists are well-presented in this lovely book.

Lynn Hoffman author of bang BANG: A Novel
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