Kati Horna

Kati Horna

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On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of photographer Kati Horna. The Museo Amparo in Puebla has organised an exhibition of her work scheduled to travel later to the the Museo Amparo In Jou de Paume in Paris and the Palau de la Viroina in Barcelona. The catalogue-book of the exhibition, published under a Joint imprint with Editorial RM. represents a recognition of Horna's photographic career and is the first adequate single-volume treatment of her work. The photographic oeuvre of Kati Horna (1912-2000) spans decades, geographical boundaries and visual practices. Horna witnessed the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; the outbreak of World War I, which ousted her from Budapest--after which she moved to Berlin, then Paris; and the Spanish Civil War, after which World War II prompted her final move to Mexico, her adopted country. It was in Mexico that Horna found her artistic community, among the Surrealist ex-pats Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Edward James. Even as a war photographer, she appropriated Surrealist photomontage, developing an original, intimate style of photojournalism.
This superbly produced volume celebrates her extensive and diverse work, much of which has been previously unpublished or available only in limited circulation, and allows us to appreciate the incredible range of her oeuvre, from Surrealist to documentary photography. Featured alongside these photos are a chronology of Horna's life, essays by Peter Baki, Jean-Francois Chevrier, Estrella de Diego, Juan Manuel Bonet and Jos Antonio Rodriguez and a text by Horna's daughter, accompanied by documentary material from her personal archive.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 319 pages
  • 240 x 310 x 28mm | 1,999.97g
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 8415118732
  • 9788415118732
  • 1,517,289

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Con motivo del centenario del nacimiento de la fotógrafa Kati Horna, se ha preparado una gran exposición que será exhibida en diferentes museo del mundo (Museo Amparo de Puebla, México; el Jeu de Paume de París, Francia,...). El libro-catálogo de la muestra representa un reconocimiento a su trayectoria y es la primera monografía a la altura de su obra.El libro, sigue los pasos de Kati desde Budapest hasta París, España y México, y refleja su personalidad cosmopolita y de vanguardia. Contiene ensayos de Péter Baki, Jean-François Chevrier, Estrella de Diego, Juan Manuel Bonet y José Antonio Rodríguez, además de una cronología elaborada por Ãngeles Alonso y un texto de su hija Norah Horna. Las imágenes incluidas reproducen obra original inédita, piezas representativas de los géneros que abordó y material documental rescatado del archivo de la artista.
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