Pajaros. Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. Text by Bruce Wagner. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 2002. 96 pp. Large quarto (10 x 12 in./25.5 x 30 cm). Limited edition of 25 copies. SIGNED and numbered on colophon page. Clothbound with tipped on cover image. 60 tritone illustrations. Accompanied by a SIGNED print (shown at right; print measures 8 x 10 in./20.5 x 25.5 cm.),
Graciela Iturbide was a student of her compatriot Manuel Álvarez Bravo. "Birds have long been used as a metaphor for messengers of the spirit, an association that comes naturally for a creature that exists so comfortably between earth and the heavens above. Under the gaze of one of Mexico\'s greatest photographers, they take on an added mystery that is enhanced by constant reminders of their frailty. Iturbide\'s magnificent work is solidly rooted in the world which surrounds us, yet is tinged by the fantastical spirituality of a Latin American vision."--the publisher
Some creasing to silk 'pull ribbon' attached to slip case; otherwise Very Fine.