TAUROMAQUIA: the art of bullfighting

TAUROMAQUIA An album of 100 black and white photographs by Lena Herzog.

TAUROMAQUIA is divided into three chapters: Breeding, At the Gate and Arena, analogous to the three stages or tercios of the classical bullfight.

The photographs are complemented by the essays of Juvenal Acosta and Ignacio de Cossio.

TAUROMAQUIA presents powerful and compelling images of the world of bullfighting, which reinforce the festivals central importance in Spanish culture.

Hardbound, 256 pages. Published in 2002 by Periplus Publishing London Ltd.


The Gaze and the Blood *
(essay by Juvenal Acosta)

Photographic Essay
(one hundred vintage selenium toned prints by Lena Herzog)

Chapter 1: BREEDING
Chapter 2: AT THE GATE
Chapter 3: ARENA

Origins *
(essay by Ignacio de Cossio)


* The essays were translated into English by Gregory Rabassa (translator of some 40 novels from Spanish and Portuguese including "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Marquez).

Hardbound, 225 pages
Dimensions: 9" x 12" x 1.25"
(23 cm x 30.5 cm x 3 cm)

ISBN (in English): 1902699238

ISBN (in Spanish): 1-902699-24-6

Published in 2002 by
Periplus Publishing London Ltd
Printed in Italy (edition of 10,000)