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Editors of Nazraeli Press; Schwander, Lars (Photographer) & Bravo, Manuel Alvarez (Subject). ONE PICTURE BOOK: MANUEL ALVAREZ BRAVO A DAY IN APRIL 1999. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 16 pages. As New.

Artist Book. The 46th title in the now-legendary "One Picture Book" Series by Nazraeli Press, one of the most superb ongoing projects of contemporary art photography. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Accompanied by one tipped-in, original print by the artist/photographer (hence the Series' name). An elegant production by Chris Pichler: Small-size volume format. Titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and Interview by Lars Schwander. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents portrait-photographs of and an accompanying Interview with Manuel Alvarez Bravo by Lars Schwander. "One day in April 1999, Lars Schwander travelled to Coyoacan, Mexico City, to interview Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Schwander's portrayal of the legendary Mexican photographer, through words and pictures, is both delightful and touching" (Publisher's blurb). Bravo was 97 years old when the Interview was conducted and the photographs taken. They both show a man who epitomizes gravitas and grace. Manuel Alvarez Bravo's life-work established him as the greatest Latin-American photographer of the 20th century and a national treasure in his native Mexico. This book is a fitting memorial tribute to a great artist who proved that being an artist is one of the best ways to live a long and happy life. It recalls Yuichi Hibi's "A Weekend With Mr. Frank" (One Picture Book # 35), and is even more poignant because Manuel Alvarez Bravo has since died (in 2002, a few months after he turned 100). A "must-have" title for Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Lars Schwander collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, and is numbered in pencil on the Back Limitation Page. It comes with an original black-and-white print of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, which is very prominently and beautifully signed in pencil on verso by Lars Schwander. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. 7 plates, 1 original print. One of the most brilliant living photographers on one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ONE PICTURE BOOK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590052226. $70.00

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