Author: Rosa Casanova, Adriana Konzevik
Binding: Clothbound with dust jacket
Size: 24 x 30 cm
Publication year: 2006
Thirty years after the founding of the Fototeca Nacional, Mexico’s photographic archives, this first extensive catalogue of its holdings is published. The volume offers a panoramic vision of the art of photography in Mexico and makes known to a wider public one of the most important collections in Latin America, an irreplaceable witness to more than 130 years of Mexican social, political, cultural, scientific, and economic history. The book includes brief descriptions and extensive samplings of the most interesting collections in the Fototeca: the pre-Hispanic past and the country’s indigenous legacy; the photographic pioneers of the nineteenth century; the work of the Casasolas; Guillermo Kahlo’s photographs of colonial architecture; the records of Modotti, Brehme, López, and many others. Clothbound with gold stamping, this volume will be a useful tool for researchers and an inexhaustible source of pleasure for all photography lovers.