Luminous-Lint - for collectors and connoisseurs of fine photography
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER

Getting around

 

HomeContentsVisual IndexesOnline ExhibitionsPhotographersGalleries and DealersThemes
AbstractEroticaFashionLandscapeNaturePhotojournalismPhotomontagePictorialismPortraitScientificStill lifeStreetWar
CalendarsTimelinesTechniquesLibrarySupport 
 
HomeContentsPhotobooks > Book Details
0520235142
 
See larger photo
 
  
Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti 
 
  
Buy from USA Buy from UK Buy from Canada Buy from France Buy from Germany Buy from Japan 
[Click on the appropriate flag to buy the book]
Product Details 
  
 
Paperback 
397 pages 
University of California Press 
Published 2002 
  
Amazon.com 
  
Tina Modotti's short, intense life (1896-1942) has sparked numerous biographies, but museum curator Patricia Albers's is the first to do true justice to Modotti's photography and to persuasively trace its roots in her personal experiences. Albers does a fine job nailing down the particulars of this remarkable woman's picaresque journey: impoverished childhood in Italy; introduction to bohemianism and radicalism in California; amorous and artistic fulfillment in Mexico; a murder that launched her into the maelstrom of Communist Party activism in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Spain; return to Mexico and premature death. Even more importantly, Albers conveys the essence of Modotti's haunting images, which displayed a modernist technique similar to that of her lover Edward Weston, but applied it to the respectful, loving portrayal of Mexico's common people. Contemporary readers may regret Modotti's decision to abandon photography in 1932 and her unflinching loyalty to Stalinism (including a decade-long liaison with a particularly dogmatic party functionary), but Albers makes readers understand that the same passion that fueled her art and her many love affairs underpinned her commitment to Communism. Modotti's story is not one of reasoned choices and measured steps, but a wild, romantic saga of intrigue, heartbreak, excess, and catastrophe all vividly captured in this poignant book. --Wendy Smith --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.  
  
 
  
 
  
 
  

This photographer...

 
  
Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti 
  
Patricia Albers
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti: Between Art and Revolution 
  
Letizia Argenteri
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti: A Life 
  
Pino Cacucci; & Patricia J. Duncan (Translator)
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti: A Fragile Life 
  
Mildred Constantine
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary 
  
Margaret Hooks
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti: Radical Photographer 
  
Margaret Hooks
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti 
  
Margaret Hooks
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti Photographs 
  
Sarah Lowe
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti & Edward Weston: The Mexico Years 
  
Sarah Lowe (Editor)
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti 
  
Tina Modotti; & Margaret Hooks
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti: Image, Texture, Photography 
  
Andrea Noble
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Tina Modotti the Mexican Renaissance 
  
Sam Stourdze (Introduction); Patricia Albers; &  Cordero Reiman
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
 
 
  
 
  
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER
 Facebook LuminousLint 
 Twitter @LuminousLint