Torero. Matadors of Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Spain. Photographs by Ruven Afanador. Introduction by Hector Abad Faciolince. Poems by Gloria Maria Pardo Vargas. Edition Stemmle, Zurich, 2001. 192 pp. Large quarto (10.5 x 13 in./27 x 33 cm.). First edition. SIGNED on front flyleaf. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust-jacket. Red silk ribbon bookmark. 180 quadtone illustrations, printed in Switzerland. Printed and bound in Italy.
"With Torero, Ruven Afanador juxtaposes the incredible beauty of young bullfighters and old-world Latin traditions with a couture-inspired vision of the opulent costumes and the ritualistic elements of the matador culture, and narcissism, an integral aspect of fashion photography."-the publisher.
Very slight 'kisses' to upper corners; otherwise Fine/Fine.