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Author Casasola, Agustín Víctor, 1874-1938.

Title Mexico, the revolution and beyond : photographs by Augustín Victor Casasola, 1900-1940 / edited by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio ; essay by Pete Hamill ; afterwords by Sergio Raúl Arroyo and Rosa Casanova.

Publication Info. New York : Aperture ; Mexico City : CONCULTA-INAH [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  770.92 Q CASASOLA    Check Shelf
Edition First English edition.
Description 219 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 33 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary During the first four decades of the twentieth century, Mexico underwent revolutionary changes, politically, economically, and socially. Documenting those changes visually was a remarkable photographer, Agustin Victor Casasola, whose pictures of the period stand as works of enormous artistic and historical significance. Casasola photographed everyone who was anyone in Mexico at the time, from the dictator Porfirio Díaz to Mexico's first republican president Benito Juarez from the revolutionaries Francisco (Pancho) Villa and Emiliano Zapata to artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, as well as the exiled Russian Leon Trotsky. New industry, booming city streets, raucous nightlife, and performers of all kinds captured his eye. For this splendid collection of Casasola's work, the noted American writer Pete Hamill, who has lived in Mexico on and off for more than fifty years, has written a rich essay on the photographer and the Mexico he captured so well. Three other essays by distinguished Mexican scholars trace the history of the Casasola Archive and its acquisition by the Mexican government as a national treasure.
Contents The Casasola Archive / Pete Hamill -- The Porfirian peace -- The revolutionary war -- Trades -- Modernity -- The eagle and the serpent -- The night -- Halls of justice -- Famous people
Subject Mexico -- Pictorial works.
Mexico -- History -- 1867-1910 -- Pictorial works.
Mexico -- History -- 1910-1946 -- Pictorial works.
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Pictorial works.
Casasola, Agustín Víctor, 1874-1938.
Fototeca Nacional del INAH en Pachuca.
Photograph collections -- Mexico -- Pachuca.
Added Author Ortiz Monasterio, Pablo.
Hamill, Pete, 1935-2020
ISBN 1931788227 Hardcover
9781931788229 Hardcover
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