Bleda y Rosa.
Photographs by Maria Bleda and Jose Maria Rosa.
Universidad de Salamanca, 2009. 268 pp., 124 color and black & white illustrations, 12¼x10".
Extensive in its depth of presentation, this photographic survey of the work of the
Spanish artists María Bleda and José María Rosa, thoroughly documents five chief
photographic series produced by the partnership. Introduced by the series, ‘Campos de
fútbol’ (Football Pitches), the collection follows with the works Campos de batalla
(Battlefields); Ciudades (Cities); Origen (Origin), and the recent and ongoing
‘Arquitecturas’(Architectures). The last forms a complex investigation into architectural
spaces and deals with the traces of historical process and repositories of memory and
the reflection on the different types of uses and functionalities of buildings. Photographs
dominate the content of this production and are generously reproduced in full colour,
presented one per page on glossy paper, and accompanied by introductory and
bibliographic notes, along with a chronology of the artists work to date.