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Heart of Spain: Robert Capa's Photographs of the Spanish Civil War [Paperback]

By Robert Capa, Cornell Capa (Photographer) & Jose Guirao Cabrera (Contributor)
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Heart of Spain is devoted entirely to the finest of Robert Capa's images of the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). These photographs define a moment of great historic and cultural significance, and were seminal to the development of his career as a world-renowned photojournalist.

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.28 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2003
Publisher   Aperture
ISBN  1931788022  
ISBN13  9781931788021  

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More About Robert Capa, Cornell Capa & Jose Guirao Cabrera

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert Capa was born in Budapest in 1913. At twenty-two he traveled to Spain to photograph the Spanish Civil War and soon established a reputation as one of the greatest war photojournalists in history. On May 25, 1954, in French Indochina, Capa was the first American photographer to die in what would become the Vietnam War.
Cornell Capa is Robert Capa's younger brother. A distinguished photojournalist, he founded the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1974.

Robert Capa lived in Budapest. Robert Capa was born in 1913 and died in 1954.

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Incredibly moving pictures  Jun 24, 2008
I am neither politically naive and historically ignorant enough . therefore I refused to give any invective to the Franco camp and pay any homage to international volunteers and left camp. However, two reviewers' totally ignorant reviews ,that had nothing to do with the artistic quality of Capa's pictures, simply infuriate me. Can you guys just cool off a bit , rather than showing off your ignorance and lack of logic? In light of propaganda, you overstated the political commitment of Capa , who was clearly symphasized with republican cause ,but never been fanatic. He was not a fanatic like Andre Marti or blatant romantic liar like Marloux. Taking purely objective position , especially in the war like the Spanish civil war is impossible, but Capa actually handled that difficulty decently. What you see from numerous pictures are not fanatical Falange , Calists , and Africanos or martial virility of German soldiers in Legion Condor but tired , haggard, and gaunt working class volunteers and Spanish conscripts and ordinary spanish people during the dreadful war.It's superb photo book with a great historical value.
This book is exceptional  Jan 11, 2007
Is a very interesting book, whith "beautifull" images in a very good print.
Unbelievably Potent Photographs of Spain's Civil War  Jun 12, 2001
Capa is considered one of the fathers of modern combat photography. These photographs clearly verify that fact. The modern combat photographers that have come after were all aware of Capa's work and if they didn't overtly copy his style, they certainly used it as a foundation. The potency of these photographs is not so much the action they sometimes capture, but in the faces set in the multitude of back drops of war. The viciousness and tragedy of this conflict hotly radiate out of some of these photographs. Others coolly reflect despair and fear. The book is at the same time a statement about war and a valuable historical document.
Thank God the communists lost in Spain  Nov 19, 2000
This collection of photos are important for the sake of history but must be evaluated in the proper context: Capa and the Loyalists sought to establish a Stalinist state in Spain, not a "democracy". The creation of a Stalinist state would have brought terror, murder, etc. upon the Spanish people and would have destroyed the country. I believe that the record of history (and my own personal experience as a Spaniard) has proven that the Nationalist victory was the best thing that could have happened to Spain at the time. Just look at the atrocities (tens of millions of dead, terror, etc) the Communists committed in Russia, Eastern Europe, Vietnam, and on and on and on; who in their right mind would wish that on anyone? Franco punished some of the loyalists but the overwhelming majority were welcomed back into society. Now that the Soviet Union has fallen and that ridiculous "philosophy" of "communism" has been proven to be one of the worst disasters visited upon mankind those who tried to force that evil upon Spain during the Civil War should hang their heads in shame. Viva Espana!
To read this book is to see the heart of Robert Capa  Nov 10, 1999
This book shows the heart of the Spainish people as they fought for their freedom. One could ask, "What Price Freedom?" Robert Capa lost his one true love when Gerda Taro was killed. To read through this book, to look at the pictures, is to look into the heart of Robert Capa.

Bob we all miss you.


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