Mexican Suite: A History Of Photography In Mexico by Olivier DebroiseMexican Suite: A History Of Photography In Mexico by Olivier Debroise

Mexican Suite: A History Of Photography In Mexico

byOlivier DebroiseTranslated byStella de Sá RegoEditorStella de Sá Rego

Hardcover | March 15, 2001

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The history of photography in Mexico was a largely untold story until the 1994 publication of Olivier Debroise's Fuga Mexicana, un recorrido por la fotografía en México. Based on ten years' research in public and private photographic archives in Mexico, the United States, Guatemala, and Europe, Fuga Mexicana provided the first comprehensive survey of Mexican photography from the advent of the daguerreotype in 1839 to the present.

Now this benchmark publication is available in English as Mexican Suite. Olivier Debroise and Stella de Sá Rego have revised this edition to include more current material and explanatory notes for an audience less familiar with Mexican history. They have also eliminated some of the general history of photography and added more of the early history of photography in Mexico, as well as many new, previously unpublished images.The book is organized both chronologically and thematically, which allows viewer/readers to follow the evolution of major photographic genres and styles. Debroise also examines the role of photography in the development of modern Mexico and the influence of prominent foreign photographers such as Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. In its totality, Mexican Suite constitutes an extended essay on Mexican culture as a whole and on how this culture has been read, interpreted, and imagined.

Olivier Debroise is an art and cultural historian, critic, curator, novelist, and filmmaker who lives in Mexico City. Stella de Sá Rego is Archivist of Pictorial Collections at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico.
Title:Mexican Suite: A History Of Photography In MexicoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 12.27 × 9.25 × 1.18 inPublished:March 15, 2001Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0292716117

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Table of Contents

  • Translator's Preface
  1. Overture
    • Histories of History
    • Illustrated History
    • The Latin American Colloquia
    • Historical Images
    • Those Vast Cemeteries of Images
  2. Ritornello
    • Daguerreotypomania
    • The Last Alchemist: Théodore Tiffereau
  3. Canon
    • Technology at the Service of a New Class: Portraiture in Mexico
    • The Creation of a Profession
    • The Profession of Photographer: First Phase
    • In the Photographer's Studio
    • An Art of Representation
    • Prisoners and Prostitutes, Masters and Servants
    • New Photographers, New Styles
    • A Profession in Crisis: Helios Magazine
  4. Pastorale
    • The Natural Landscape and the Sublime
    • Hugo Brehme's Picturesque Mexico
    • The Photographer's Paradise
    • The Cult of Landscape
    • Pierre Verger: Mexico
    • George Hoyningen-Huene: Mexican Heritage
    • Eliot Porter: Mexican Celebrations
    • Recuerdos de la Media Luna
  5. Oratorio
    • Landscape and the Culture of Progress
    • Pál Rojti
    • Inventories and Commemorations
    • William Henry Jackson
    • Abel Briquet and Charles B. Waite
    • The Vogue for Stereographs
  6. Requiem
    • The Lost Cities
    • Désiré Charnay and the American Cities
    • Alice Dixon and Mr. Le Plongeon
    • La Commission Scientifique du Mexique
    • Xlabpak: The Old Walls
    • The Pyramid of the Sun
    • Laura Gilpin: Solitary Photographer
    • The Last Adventurer: Armando Salas Portugal
    • In the Archive of Professor Retus
  7. Capricho
    • Vanishing Mexico
    • Guillermo Kahlo: Colonial Churches
  8. Toccata
    • Indian Woman . . . Skin Nearly Black
    • Mexicans: A Self-Portrait
    • Tipos mexicanos: Albums of Mexican Popular Types
    • The Tlachiquero
    • Photography and Ethnology
    • The Scientific Expeditions of Léon Diguet
    • Frederick Starr: Indians of Southern Mexico
    • Carl Lumholtz's Unknown Mexico
    • Sumner W. Matteson
    • Founding Fathers
    • Paul Strand or the Creation of an Aesthetic
    • Anton Bruehl
    • Fritz Henle
    • Luis Márquez: Mexican Folklore
    • Agustín Jiménez and Ricardo Razetti
    • For 25 Cents . . .
    • Women of Juchitán
    • Graciela in Juchitán
    • Detritus Federal
    • Nuevas grandezas mexicanas
    • Borders
  9. Counterpoint
    • Daguerreotypists at War
    • François Aubert and Company, Imperial Reporters
    • Before the Revolution
    • With or without Tripod: The Technical (R)evolution
    • The Revolution
    • The Profession of Photographer: Second Phase
    • Agustín Víctor Casasola
    • Ezequiel Alvarez Tostado, Businessman
    • Rotofoto: Visual Journalism and Nothing More
    • Palpitaciones de la vida nacional
    • Days to Remember
    • Nacho López: Photojournalist
  10. Danzón
  11. Fantasía
    • Essays
    • Emilio Amero
    • Carlos Jurado and the Revelation of the Unicorn
    • Montages
    • Siqueiros, Renau, Kahlo
    • Artifice
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

"This book will become the most complete and useful English-language text on its subject, and will be the essential starting point for anyone wishing to incorporate Mexican material into a photographic survey course, to add photography to a course on Mexican culture, or to do more research in the field." - Martha A. Sandweiss, Associate Professor of American Studies and History, Amherst College