El ojo de vidrio: Cien anos de fotografia del Mexico indio

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Author: Velez Storey, Jaime; Rebecca Gonzalez Rudo, Mauricio Ortiz, Carmen Cuellar and Rafael Torres Sanchez

Year: 1993

Publisher: Bancomext

Place: Mexico City


191 pages with photographs and indices. Square folio (12 1/4" x 10 1/2") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped to cover in original pictorial jacket. Prologue by Roger Bartra. First edition limited to 3500 copies.

El ojo de vddrio does not intend to solve the challenge of Mexico to incorporate its indigenous communities into the course of its modern development without undermining its distinctive essences. This book is only a first attempt to gather a significant sample of what has been the photography of ethnic theme in Mexico, just over a century of being initiated. Not all the ethnic groups or all the photographers are here, but the wide range here exposed is an eloquent example of the inexhaustible cultural, aesthetic and anthropological resources involved in this artistic-testimonial work. The book, far from seeking academic value, invites the reader to let their ideas and emotions run in front of images and what they contain suggestive and paradoxical. It is those ideas and emotions that fuel the fire of plural coexistence.


A fine copy in like jacket.

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