Mexico, D.F. Siglo Veintiuno, 2009. Softcover. Near Fine / no jacket. Item #85181
Second edition, 2009 printing. Paperback.
"During the 1970s, the publisher Siglo XXI Editions, based in Mexico, Argentina and Spain, produced a number of photobooks with a radical political stance, using leading photographers from Latin America to talk about the region...[Gasparini's Para Verte Mejor, America Latina (To See You More Clearly, Latin America), published in 1972 contrasts] the twin ideologies of capitalism and socialism. His stance on the matter is clear: he ends the books with the positive example of Cuba and how Fidel Castro revolution should be the model for the region. Gasparini, a photographer of Italian origin who lives in Venezuala, has a keen eye, like Walker Evans, for signs, posters and commercial advertising within the urban landscape, and he uses scrawled and painted political slogans that adorn walls everywhere to make his point about Latin America."--Parr & Badger (C259).