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This book is considered worn or damaged due to light wear and tear, scratches, bruising or other aesthetic markings not intended by the publisher. Each book has been carefully inspected and the damage has been determined not to significantly alter or impact the content of the book itself. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide photos of any damages. All sales are final for this item.

The long awaited second edition of the sold out 2009 original, this multi-layered portrait of “the violet isle”—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerable land. It combines two separate photographic visions: Alex Webb’s exploration of street life, with his attuned and complex attention to detail, and Rebecca Norris Webb’s fascination with the unique, quixotic collections of animals she discovered there, from tiny zoos and pigeon societies to hand-painted natural history displays and quirky personal menageries. The result is an insightful and intriguing blend of two different aesthetics inspired by Cuba’s existence over the last fifty years in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble virtually untouched by the rest of the world, and unlikely to remain that way for much longer.

Signed by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

This book has a Magnum Photos Inc. stamp, indicating that it comes from the Magnum Photos library.

  • Essay by Pico Iyer
  • 2nd Edition
  • Format: Softbound with printed slipcase
  • Pages: 144 pages; 70 color illustrations
  • Size: 10 x 11.25 inches
  • Publisher: Radius Books
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • ISBN: 9781942185376

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  • Violet Isle - 2nd Edition (Worn/Damaged)

  • Alex Webb

The long awaited second edition of the sold out 2009 original, this multi-layered portrait of “the violet isle”—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerable land.

This book is considered worn or damaged. Please read product description for further details.


This book is considered worn or damaged due to light wear and tear, scratches, bruising or other aesthetic markings not intended by the publisher. Each book has been carefully inspected and the damage has been determined not to significantly alter or impact the content of the book itself. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide photos of any damages. All sales are final for this item.

The long awaited second edition of the sold out 2009 original, this multi-layered portrait of “the violet isle”—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerable land. It combines two separate photographic visions: Alex Webb’s exploration of street life, with his attuned and complex attention to detail, and Rebecca Norris Webb’s fascination with the unique, quixotic collections of animals she discovered there, from tiny zoos and pigeon societies to hand-painted natural history displays and quirky personal menageries. The result is an insightful and intriguing blend of two different aesthetics inspired by Cuba’s existence over the last fifty years in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble virtually untouched by the rest of the world, and unlikely to remain that way for much longer.

Signed by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

This book has a Magnum Photos Inc. stamp, indicating that it comes from the Magnum Photos library.

  • Essay by Pico Iyer
  • 2nd Edition
  • Format: Softbound with printed slipcase
  • Pages: 144 pages; 70 color illustrations
  • Size: 10 x 11.25 inches
  • Publisher: Radius Books
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • ISBN: 9781942185376

The Magnum Shop usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.