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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Nudes: The Blue House 
 
  
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Hardcover 
96 pages 
Distributed Art Publishers 
Published 2002 
  
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... read more  
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
Born in 1902, Manuel Alvarez Bravo is Mexico's most celebrated living photographer. His far-reaching body of work includes many of the 20th century's most recognizable and iconic images. Collected here is a seductive, timeless, and entrancing sampling of the maestro's nudes, images taken in 1939 and as recently as the 1990s. Sensitively edited and sequenced by Ariadne Kimberly Huque, and with an impassioned and poetic introduction by Carlos Fuentes, this delicate, elegant volume beautifully reproduces some of Bravo's most favorite work, and provides an intimate window through which to view the career of one of the camera's true masters. Manuel Alvarez Bravo portrays and presents these women's bodies not to tell us to be content with what the world gives us, not to limit our desire, and not to ask us merely to conform, but to make us a gift of the body in person, a body here and now that does not sacrifice any of its potentialities, none of its "cans" and none of its "nevers". Here they are for anyone who knows how to look: the idea of the feminine body and its negation; the harmony of the body and the soul but also a possible disharmony; the presence of the body but also its inevitable absence; its pleasure but also its pain. --Carlos Fuentes  
  
Edited by Ariadne Kimberly Huque. Introduction by Carlos Fuentes.  
  
 
  
8 x 10 in. 
  
38 duotone, illustrations 
  
English/Spanish
 
  
 
  

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Masters of Photography 
  
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Nudes: The Blue House 
  
Alvarez Bravo; Carlos Fuentes (Introduction); & Ariadne Kimberly Huque (Editor)
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories 
  
Alvarez Bravo; & Frederick Kaufman (Contributor)
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Alvarez Bravo; Susan Kismaric; & Glenn D. Lowry
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Walker Evans. Documentary and Anti-Graphic Photographs: A Reconstruction of the 1935 Exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. 
  
Alvarez Bravo (Photographer); Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer); Walker Evans (Photographer); Daniel Giradin (Essay); & Ian Jeffrey (Essay)
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Polaroids 
  
Alvarez Bravo (Photographer); & Colete Alvarez Urbajtel (Essay)
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories 
  
Aperture Foundation Inc Staff; Alvarez Bravo (Photographer); & Frederick Kaufman (Contributor)
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo 
  
Amanda Hopkinson
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum 
  
J. Paul Getty Museum; &  Alvarez Bravo (Photographer)
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