BELCHITE/SOUTH BRONX: A Trans-Cultural and Trans-Historial Landscape/Un Paisaje Trans-Cultural y Trans-Histórico


Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, (1988).. (1988).. Very good. - 4to, printed white & red wraps (lightly soiled; corners lightly creased) with 2 B&W illustrations on front wrap. 134 & [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in B&W & color. Very good.

First edition, limited to 2000 copies.

Belchite/South Bronx, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Gallery, was a project initiated and supervised by Francesc Torres, who directed its video component in Spain and the South Bronx. The project and exhibition consisted of a six-channel twelve monitor video installation, a single-channel videotape and this book. It drew parallels between Belchite, a small town in the province of Zaragoza, Spain, which was completely destroyed by the opposing forces in the Spanish Civil War and left as a "half-hearted war memorial [which] quickly became a garbage dump", and the South Bronx--devastated in the aftermath of World War II by "white flight", the construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway and the numerous buildings burned down by both landlords and tenants.

Text in Spanish and English. First Edition.

Title: BELCHITE/SOUTH BRONX: A Trans-Cultural and Trans-Historial Landscape/Un Paisaje Trans-Cultural y Trans-Histórico

Author Name: Torres, Francesc; Posner, Helaine; Villaespesa, Mar; Zeitlin, Marilyn A

Categories: Photography,

Publisher: Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, (1988).: (1988).

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 726

Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY; SPAIN; NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; BELCHITE; ZARAGOZA; SOUTH BRONX; POLITICS; SOCIOLOGY; EXHIBITION; VIDEO INSTALLATION; VIDEO; HELAINE POSNER; MAR VILLAESPESA; MARILYN A. ZEITLIN; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.