Federico Bossert, Diego Villar, ed. Viggo Mortensen

“I managed to convince one of the headmen of the inoffensive character of my photographic apparatus. I asked him to look in the camera's mirror, and placed myself in front of the lens. On verifying that I suffered no injury from being thus reflected, he followed my example and so I was able to photograph the whole group.”—Max Schmidt

Perceval Press is pleased to announce the release of HIJOS DE LA SELVA/SONS OF THE FOREST, with texts by Frederico Bossert and Diego Villar, and edited by Viggo Mortensen. The book outlines the story of German Ethnographer and explorer Max Schmidt, and includes many of the remarkable photographs that he made in the field while studying the cultures of the Mato Grosso region of Brazil and remote areas of Paraguay between 1900 and 1935. The photographs have been reproduced from Schmidt's original glass-plate negatives, made available to Perceval Press by the Museo Etnográfico Andrés Barbero, in Asunción.

Perceval Press tiene el placer de anunciar el lanzamiento de HIJOS DE LA SELVA/SONS OF THE FOREST, con textos de Frederico Bossert y Diego Villar, y editado por Viggo Mortensen. El libro presenta la historia del etnógrafo alemán Max Schmidt, e incluye una amplia selección de las notables fotografías que él hizo en el Mato Grosso de Brasil y en regiones remotas de Paraguay entre 1900 y 1935. Las fotografías han sido reproducidas de sus negativos originales en placas de vidrio, puestos a la disposición de Perceval Press por el Museo Etnográfico Andrés Barbero, en Asunción.


Hijos de la Selva / Sons of the Forest

ISBN 978-0-9895616-0-0

Spanish and English bilingual edition

Hardcover/Libro de tapas duras, 146 pages/páginas

Additional information

Weight 34 oz
Dimensions 13 × 9 × 1 in