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Tina Modotti
Margaret Hooks
0893818232
May 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Tina Modotti has emerged in recent years as one of the important photographers of this century. During her lifetime she struggled to find a balance between her political and social life and her art. A central figure in the modernist photography movement, she documented the people and tumultuous politics of Mexico. Many of her most powerful images, such as Mexican sombrero with hammer and sickle, are modern in aesthetic, but political in content. Her portraits range from hired studio shots of socialites to documentation of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at a political rally that turned violent. She traveled throughout Mexico recording murals, cultural and religious icons, women in Tehuantepec, and workers at their daily tasks. Modotti was a revolutionary in all matters, from her political activism to her modern and...


Tina Modotti: A Fragile Life
Tina Modotti (Photographer)
0811805026
September 1993
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Though best remembered as Edward Weston's model, Modetti (1896-1942) was a fine photographer in her own right. This 1983 volume chronicles her somewhat mysterious life in prose and photographs: some of her, others by her. A solid title for photography and biography collections.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Now widely recognized as one of the early twentieth century's most extraordinary photographers, Tina Modotti was remembered until recently more for her relationship to Edward Weston than for her own strong, sensuous work. This comprehensively produced biography, now published for the first time in paperback, captures in over 100 striking photographs and a sympathetic, meticulously researched text the fullness of a life wholly committed to...


Tina Modotti
Margaret Hooks
0714845663
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An accessible, collectable book on Tina Modotti. Italian photographer Modotti (1896–1942) was a pioneer among the few women photographers of the 1920s. Having studied with Edward Weston, she soon became an outstanding photographer in her own right. Documenting the people and tumultuous politics of Mexico, her portraits, still lifes and abstract compositions combine a sophisticated sense of design with socially and politically orientated subject matter. Linked to some of the most important artistic and political developments of the twentieth century she was a significant influence on future Mexican photographers, including Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Graciela Iturbide.


Tina Modotti
L. Nieto
9701856589
April 2002
Paperback
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Tina Modotti: Radical Photographer
Margaret Hooks
0306809818
August 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
An Italian-born film star, Modatti learned photography with her lover Edward Weston in California during the early 1920s. She went on to develop a camera career of her own; she acquired several additional lovers, including Diego Rivera, in Mexico City's prevailing ferment of avant-garde art and politics; and, during the next 20 years, she became a major Communist revolutionary figure in Germany, Moscow and Spain. She was accused and exonerated of the assassination of one revolutionary lover; she risked her life to carry funds from Moscow to political prisoners in Romania; and she endured hardship, privation and deadly bombardments in Madrid and Barcelona. Repatriated to Mexico, she died in 1942 at the age of 46. Many of Modotti's portraits of celebrities and of common people as well as her journalistic photos are...


Tina Modotti: Photographs
Sarah M. Lowe
0810927632
September 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Apprentice to and lover of photographer Edward Weston in Mexico during the 1920s, Italian-born activist Modotti developed at that time a not widely known but consequential body of camera work of her own: portrait, still-life, architectural and documentary photos, the latter applied in large part to further the cause of world communism. Here, in a monumental feat of biographical research and picture assemblage for a current exhibition, art historian Lowe apparently tells all that can be known about this revolutionary artist?her friendships with populist painters Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros et al.; her succession of lovers, one of whom was assassinated; her own imprisonment and deportation; her work for the Soviet International Red Aid in Berlin, Moscow and combat zones of the Spanish Civil War. As seen here, taken...


Memories of the Future: The Daybooks of Tina Modotti
Margaret F. Gibson
0807113093
January 1986
Textbook Paperback
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Tina Modotti & Edward Weston
Sarah M. Lowe
1858942454
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Tina Modotti and Edward Weston travelled to Mexico in 1923 at the start of an extraordinary period of artistic creativity that became known as the Mexican Renaissance. Although often perceived as being principally embodied by the politically motivated work of Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and JosŽ Clemente Orozco, the Mexican Renaissance was shaped by the contribution of dozens of artists, both Mexicans and expatriates, and gave rise to an exceptionally hospitable environment for innovative art-making. The work Modotti and Weston made in the 1920s marks the beginning of a Modernist photographic aesthetic that left an indelible mark on the history of photography in Mexico. Each contributed to this history individually: Modotti is known for beautiful still-lifes that gave way to Modernist images of Mexican...


Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti
Patricia Albers
0520235142
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Tina Modotti's short, intense life (1896-1942) has sparked numerous biographies, but museum curator Patricia Albers's is the first to do true justice to Modotti's photography and to persuasively trace its roots in her personal experiences. Albers does a fine job nailing down the particulars of this remarkable woman's picaresque journey: impoverished childhood in Italy; introduction to bohemianism and radicalism in California; amorous and artistic fulfillment in Mexico; a murder that launched her into the maelstrom of Communist Party activism in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Spain; return to Mexico and premature death. Even more importantly, Albers conveys the essence of Modotti's haunting images, which displayed a modernist technique similar to that of her lover Edward Weston, but applied it to the respectful, loving...


Tinisima
Elena Poniatowska
9684113056
June 1996
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Review
Using quotations from actual letters, characters under their actual names, and events straight out of history, Mexican novelist Elena Poniatowska has reimagined the life of actress and Communist agent Tina Modotti. Modotti was the lover of photographer Edward Weston, the friend of Diego Rivera and other artists, and an agent for the Soviet Union during the murky events of the Spanish Civil War. Poniatowska brushes aside questions of morality and politics to present Tina Modotti as an impetuous romantic, a heroine regardless of the rightness of her cause. The Spanish Civil War forms the backdrop for the last and most dramatic stage of Modotti's life: she was the lover of Vittorio Vidali, who specialized in assassinating anti-Stalinist leftists. Regardless of the stature of the book as literature, it gives a portrait of one...


Tina Modotti: Between Art and Revolution
Letizia Argenteri
0300098537
April 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Impatient with well-meaning but overly pious leftist and feminist accounts, historian Argenteri here looks to place Modotti (1896-1942) deeply within her social moment, and consequently devotes little direct attention to Modotti's famed modernist photographs. Though Argenteri covers far more, the bare facts include Modotti's 1913 emigration from Udine to San Francisco; her transformation from seamstress to a brief period as a stage and screen actress (playing Mexican women in two films); her time with artist-activist Robo de Richey that brought her into close and compelling contact with the cultural wing of Mexican communism; and her seven-year stint as the apprentice and lover of photographer Edward Weston in early 1920's Mexico, where Modotti did much of her major work. Modotti joined the Mexican Communist...


Tina Modotti's Mexico: A Tale of Love and Revolution
Bonnie Hayman
0915745402
November 2003
Hardcover
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