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PRINT March 1966

Photography

Richard Elkus’s Alamos at the De Young Museum

It is fortunate that the De Young has chosen to show Richard Elkus’s photographs from his book, Alamos, since few of us will have the opportunity to see the book, which was published by Grabhorn Press in an edition of fewer than 500 copies and costs $75. The book is a magnificent, opulent volume, almost a tribute to the taste of Renaissance man, for its spine is covered in rich brown suede and it is bound in specially-woven Mexican fabric––actually, more accurately, Mexicanesque, for the light brown, orange and buff look to have been mingled by an interior decorator rather than by a Mexican peasant. The introduction by Barnaby Conrad––who has borrowed (without due credit) his information about the history and geography of this part of Sonora from standard guidebooks, and his laconic literary style from the later writings of Ernest Hemingway––is printed on only one side of the page.

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