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The Resource Looking for Mexico : modern visual culture and national identity, John Mraz

Looking for Mexico : modern visual culture and national identity, John Mraz

Label
Looking for Mexico : modern visual culture and national identity
Title
Looking for Mexico
Title remainder
modern visual culture and national identity
Statement of responsibility
John Mraz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Looking for Mexico, a leading historian of visual culture, John Mraz, provides a panoramic view of Mexico's modern visual culture from the U.S. invasion of 1847 to the present. Along the way, he illuminates the powerful role of photographs, films, illustrated magazines, and image-filled history books in the construction of national identity, showing how Mexicans have both made themselves and been made with the webs of significance spun by modern media. Central to Mraz's book is photography, which was distributed widely throughout Mexico in the form of cartes-de-visite, postcards, and illustrated magazines. Mraz analyzes the work of a broad range of photographers, including Guillermo Kahlo, Winfield Scott, Hugo Brehme, Agustin Victor Casasola, Tina Modotti, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Hector Garcia, Pedro Meyer, and the New Photojournalists. He also examines representations of Mexico's past in the country's influential picture histories: popular, large-format, multivolume series replete with thousands of photographs and an assortment of texts
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
Dewey number
305.868/72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1210
LC item number
.M75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Looking for Mexico : modern visual culture and national identity, John Mraz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Photo by Luis Marquez on p. 109
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-331) and index
Contents
War, portraits, Mexican types, and Porfirian progress (1847-1910) -- Revolution and culture (1910-1940) -- Cinema and celebrities in the golden age -- Illustrated magazines, photojournalism, and Historia gráfica (1940-1968) -- New ocular cultures and the old battle to visualize the past and present (1968-2007)
Control code
291908103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 343 p.
Isbn
9780822344438
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008055245
Note
Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Susan Toomey Frost, 2009 (Access. No. 2010-104). Paperback.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)291908103
Label
Looking for Mexico : modern visual culture and national identity, John Mraz
Publication
Note
Photo by Luis Marquez on p. 109
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-331) and index
Contents
War, portraits, Mexican types, and Porfirian progress (1847-1910) -- Revolution and culture (1910-1940) -- Cinema and celebrities in the golden age -- Illustrated magazines, photojournalism, and Historia gráfica (1940-1968) -- New ocular cultures and the old battle to visualize the past and present (1968-2007)
Control code
291908103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 343 p.
Isbn
9780822344438
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008055245
Note
Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Susan Toomey Frost, 2009 (Access. No. 2010-104). Paperback.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)291908103

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