Manuel Álvarez Bravoマヌエル・アルバレス・ブラボ（メキシコ・シティ生まれ、1902－2002）は、メキシコ写真の開祖であり、20世紀ラテンアメリカ写真を代表する写真家。
Revelaciones: The Art of Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Univ of New Mexico Pr, 1992
Museum of Photographic Arts（米国サンディエゴ）の企画展カタログ。3500部限定出版。
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photopoetry
John Et Al Banville
Thames & Hudson, 2008
336p. 279 x 259mm English
This major retrospective documents and celebrates the work of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the most significant force in Mexican photography and one of the foremost practitioners of visual arts in the 20th century. Over 360 sumptuous tritone photographs, arranged in broadly chronological order, mark Alvarez Bravos remarkable 80-year career. Strikingly poetic and richly resonant, the collection includes iconic images as well as undiscovered masterpieces, with over a dozen previously unpublished photographs. Complete with a chronology incorporating exhibition history, a bibliography and a preface by Alvarez Bravos widow Colette Alvarez Urbajtel, this is the definitive monograph of a true master of modern photography.
MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO. UNA TARDE DE 1989 Poemas de Octavio Paz, Fotografías de Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
México D.F.: CONACULTA, 2012.
60 p., semi glossy stock, 2 end sheets, b/w photos. Hardcover
"Manuel Alvarez Bravo es sin duda uno de los grandes artistas del siglo xx, sus fotografias revelan una mirada fina y profunda. Fue-ademas de fotografo- melomano, coleccionista y maestro, de trato amable y caracter fuerte, heredero de la tradicion del altiplano mexicano" Pablo Ortiz Monasterio.
Octavio Paz y Pablo Ortiz Monasterio rinden homenaje al fotógrafo Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902 - 2002). “Nada sino la luz. No hay nada / sino la luz contra la luz”, escribió el Nobel mexicano. Y Monasterio retrata a Álvarez Bravo de pie, con el brazo derecho alzado como sosteniendo la algazara de la luz del mundo. “Tu cara es el sol gastado del centavo”: Manuel acarició la luz y la puso astro en nuestros ojos. Adiestró la luz y la dejó rebelde en el azogue. Monasterio se entromete en las guaridas del artista: caballitos, cuchillas de afeitar, objetos de piedra, alebrijes, máscaras, jarrones, sombrillas, pilas, cabuyas de henequén, tachuelas, un martillo, espejos, termómetros, equipales... “Desde hace siglos de siglos / tú das vueltas y vueltas / con un trote obstinado de animal humano: / tus días son largos como años y de año en año tus días marcan el paso”. Manual de argentos y siluetas: palabra y luz: irradiación que es lenguaje.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: 100 Years, 100 Days
Turner Publicaciones; 2001
Bravo turned 100 in 2002 and a celebration of his unsurpassable achievement was clearly in order. The book is a fitting tribute to a great artist who proved that being an artist is one of the best ways to live a long and happy life. Manuel Alvarez Bravo died on October 19, 2002 and his centenary has thus taken on a sad note as well as the intended celebratory one. His death was mourned by his countrymen and his millions of admirers throughout the world. The photographer's last book, a celebration of an artist's life lived to the fullest.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Fred R. Parker
Pasadena Art Museum, [Pasadena, Calif.], 1971
Hardcover 48 p. (chiefly illus., port.)
Catalog, prepared by Fred R. Parker, of the exhibition held at the Pasadena Art Museum, May 4-June 20, 1971, the Museum of Modern Art, July 7-Aug. 25, 1971, and George Eastman House, Sept. 6-Oct. 15, 1971.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
J. Paul Getty Museum (COR)/ Alvarez Bravo, Manuel (PHT)/ Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
J Paul Getty Museum Pubns, 2001 144p. 192 x 152 mm.
The career of Manuel Alvarez Bravo (b. 1902) spans many decades and reflects numerous changes in artistic fashion. A self-taught photographer, he purchased his first camera at the age of twenty, and around 1925 he won first prize in a photographic competition in Oaxaca. He returned to his birthplace of Mexico City and in 1927 met Tina Modotti, who introduced him to many Modernists in the city's lively art scene. Among them was Edward Weston, who encouraged Alvarez Bravo to continue his photography. Though his work went unrecognized in mainstream art circles for years, Alvarez Bravo is now considered by many to be one of Mexico's great artists.
The Getty Museum's collection of photographs includes more than ninety by Alvarez Bravo, and approximately fifty are reproduced here with commentary on each image by Roberto Tejada, an independent curator and critic, who also provides an introduction to the book and a chronological overview of the artist's life. The photographs reproduced display the array of styles, themes, and moods that typify art created in Mexico during the 1930s as Modernism first flowered in that country; they also include examples of his work from later decades.
In Focus: Manuel Alvarez Bravo is published to coincide with an exhibition of his photographs at the Getty Museum from November 13, 2001 through February 17, 2002, commemorating the artist's 100th birthday on February 4th. This book also includes an edited transcript of a colloquium on Alvarez Bravo's career with participants David Featherstone, independent editor and curator; Colette Alvarez Urbajtel, the photographer's wife and herself a practicing photographer; Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, photographer and independent curator; Charles Merewether, collections curator at the Getty Research Institute; Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, independent scholar; Weston Naef, curator of photographs at the Getty Museum; Susan Kismaric, curator of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art, and Roberto Tejada.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories
Bravo, Manuel Alvarez; Frederick Kaufman
Aperture, 1997 Hardcover 77p.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo began photographing in 1924, during Mexico's thriving post-revolutionary artistic renaissance. His influences, from indigenous cultures to contemporary European trends, combined through his artistry to form a unique, transcendent vision rooted in the iconography
of his country. While his early work embraced Mexico's urban realities, its peasants and workers, and its hauntingly beautiful landscape, Alvarez Bravo's ever-present acknowledgment of the macabre prompted André Breton, the leader of Surrealism in France, to claim him as an exponent of the movement.
Prolific, uncompromising, and committed to advancing the arts of his country, nevertheless, public recognition eluded Alvarez Bravo, even in Mexico, until the 1970s, when his photographs were exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum in California and at New York's Museum of Modern Art, in 1971. But it was not until 1997 that his work became widely known through a definitive exhibit of 185 photographs at the Museum of Modern Art and the simultaneous publication by Aperture of Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo won his first award in 1931, and then decided to pursue photography as a career. He met André Breton in 1939, and his work was subsequently included in Surrealist exhibitions in Paris. In 1942, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired their first works by Alvarez Bravo; in 1955, his photographs were included in Edward Steichen'sFamily of Man exhibition at MoMa. In 1959 Alvarez Bravo co-founded the Fondo Editorial de la Plástica Mexicana, with the goal of publishing books on Mexican art, which he co-directed until 1980, and from 1980 to 1986, he devoted his time to founding and developing the collection of the first Mexican Museum of Photography. Alvarez Bravo is the recipient of the Sourasky Art Prize (1974), the National Art Prize (Mexico, 1975), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1975), the Victor and Erna Hasselblad Prize (1984), and the International Center of Photography's Master of Photography Award (1987).
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories presents an intimate portrait of Mexico's revered photographer and, with his most beloved images, includes a selection of little-known work chosen with the photographer specifically for this classic monograph.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Spanish Edition)
Ministerio de Cultura, Direccion General de Bellas Artes y Archivos, 1985
Paperback Con un anexo de Jose Gorostiza titulado MUERTE SIN FIN (1939), Tamaño: 31 x 25 cm., 164 pag.
Text principally in Spanish (few references in English). Catalogue of the exhibition in the Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso of the Spanish Ministry of Culture's Direccion General de Bellas Artes y Archivos, April - June 1985. Introductory essays by Javier Solana Madariaga and Dionisio Hernandez Gil; essays by Ullan and 6 others (including Octavio Paz and Diego Rivera); includes biographical chronology and bibliographical references.