Alfonso Reyes. Photographs by Hoyningen-Huene.
New York. J. J. Augustin. 1946. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 136 pages. Over 100 full-page b&w photographs. 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 8¾"). 0.75kg. . English Near fine; some light surface rubbing to jacket, slight ruffling at head and base of spine and forecorners, a couple of short 1cm nicks at rear, not price-clipped; no inscriptions, a clean copy with the fragile dust jacket in a very well-preserved state.
Although best known for his work as a fashion photographer Hoyningen-Huene also travelled the world taking topographical photographs. His images were reproduced in a series of books published by J. J. Augustin and this volume follows Hellas and Egypt. Mexican Heritage is divided into three sections - archaeology, landscape, art and architecture. There are no captions and no people, the pictures speak for themselves and celebrate the rich archaeological and artistic history of the Mexican nation.