Ricardo Valverde - A Ver (Paperback)
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Ricardo Valverde - A Ver (Paperback)

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Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 01/07/2013
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At his untimely death in 1998, photographer Ricardo Valverde (b. 1946) had for almost three decades documented the various communities and social spaces of Los Angeles. Though he began this lifelong pursuit while still in college, capturing the streets of his South Central neighborhood and the urban landscape of downtown Los Angeles, it wasn\u2019t until the Watts Riots of 1965 that Valverde and his work became deeply political. But if his work became more political, it did so within an aesthetic that grew ever more critical of the tropes and institutions of documentary art.Featuring more than one hundred illustrations, this book-in the landmark A Ver: Revisioning Art History series-records the unfolding of Valverde\u2019s vision, from his first photographs of L.A. streets as repositories of the city\u2019s social history, to his socially and politically acute portraiture, to his surrealist-inflected mixed-media work late in his career, to his role in the formation of the community-based arts groups Self-Help Graphics & Art, Ojos, and Chicano Art Collectors Anonymous. Ram\u00f3n Garc\u00eda\u2019s essay offers a clear framework for understanding Valverde\u2019s art and life, along with a sense of the personal and social politics and history that influenced both so thoroughly.

Publisher: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press
ISBN: 9780895511508
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 165 x 165 x 12 mm

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