By Lena Herzog
With essays by Juvenal Acosta and Ignacio de Cossio
translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa
Published in 2002 by Periplus Publishing London Ltd.


TAUROMAQUIA is an album of 100 black and white photographs by Lena Herzog, divided into three chapters: Breeding, At the Gate and Arena, analogous to the three stages or tercios of the classical bullfight.

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


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

Photography by Lena Herzog

Chapter 1: BREEDING

Chapter 2: AT THE GATE

Chapter 3: ARENA

Origins * (essay by Ignacio de Cossio)