The Last City by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. First edition (1995). first impression. Medium format hardback in fine condition. No markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
About The Last City
“Stendhal’s famous definition of the novel—a mirror carried along a road—could well apply to The Last City. But Ortiz Monasterio’s is a selective mirror, precise and implacable, which retains only that which is worth preserving.” — José Emilio Pacheco
Mexico City presents a post-apocalyptic paradigm, rivaled only, perhaps, by Los Angeles—it is a metropolis ravaged by immense poverty, crime, and the ill-effects of overpopulation. As a street photographer working in the tradition of committed documentary image-making, Ortiz Monasterio reveals Mexico City’s fragmentation.
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