FOTOGRAFIAS. TERCERA EXPOSICIÓN DE LA SOCIEDAD DE ARTE MODERNO. JULIO DE 1945.
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel.
México: Secretaria Educacion Publica Sociedad de Arte Moderno, 1945. First edition 93p., photoplates, wrps, 4to Fair Paperback The noted Mexican photographer's first book with 60 photoplates (recto only) and texts by Alvarez Bravo, Diego Rivera, Xavier Villaurrutia, and Gabriel Figueroa. Limited to 1000 copies. In fair to good condition. Spine is sunned, front cover has slight creasing and a small closed tear. Book has been affected by moisture consequently after page 60 this is increasingly pronounced with a faint moisture stain and slight rippling. The book is flat and the plates have marginal staining. The worst affected pages are the colophon, the back endpapers and the back cover. The images are not affected and remain clear. 115 copies were printed and accompanied by 3 prints. This is not one of them. This book in fine condition has reached $15000 at a recent Christie's auction. Very scarce Mexican imprint highlighted by Martin Parr in Photobook Vol 2 . (Item ID: 161133)