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Parr, Martin 1952-

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The photobook : a history by Martin Parr( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photographers have been making photobooks--bound collections of their works--ever since the birth of photography in the early nineteenth century ... This publication tells the story of photography via the history of the photobook, revealing the ways in which photographers have influenced each other's work through their books, and consequently how their use of photography has developed over time ... The first of two extensive volumes, this publication explores more than 200 photobooks through 750 colour illustrations, detailed captions, and an illuminating text written by the photographer"--Jacket
Think of England by Martin Parr( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England has been the key subject of Mangnum photographer Martin Parr's work since he started taking pictures. This book is his vision of contemporary England, composed of work shot between 1995 and 1999, along with projects on West Bay, British food and flowers
The Chinese photobook : from the 1900s to the present = Zhongguo she ying shu ji by Martin Parr( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chinese Photobook : From the 1900s to the Present offers an introduction to the richness and diversity of photobooks published about China, including key titles by established and emerging contemporary Chinese photographers published in recent years; books created by early colonial powers in China, including France, Germany, and Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War; and a selection of books produced during the first years of New China and the Cultural Revolution, among many others. Over the last decade there has been a major reappraisal of the role and status of the photobook within the history of photography. These revisionist histories have added enormously to our reading and understanding of the culture of photography, particularly in places that are often marginalized, such as Latin America and South Africa. However, until now, only a few Chinese photobooks have made it onto historians' short lists. Yet China has a fascinating history of publishing photography--including publications produced by the Chinese state as well as those that offer an external perspective, by some of the world's greatest photographers. Here, over 250 volumes, drawn primarily from Martin Parr's peer-less collection of photobooks, are contextualized by and international team of scholars and historians: Gu Zheng, Raymond Lum, Ruben Lundgren, Stephanie H. Tung, and Gerry Badger. Their painstaking research into each of the featured books unveils a complex, multifaceted perspective of China, revealing much about the country and the dramatic twists and turns of its history over the last century."--Jacket
Boring postcards by Martin Parr( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"160 boring postcards of the British Isles, reproduced as they have been found, actual size, from the collection of the great iconoclast of British photography, Martin Parr. This is a serious art book, a depiction of a tragic Britain with tragic taste, and a photographic entertainment which a large audience will enjoy. 160 postcards are reproduced as they have been found, in their actual size, with all the character of their original reproduction, amateur retouching, crinkly edges and bent corners. Treated as art objects with a classic white border surround, each are captioned with their original description as printed on the front or the reverse - for example: 'T&G,W,U Recuperation Centre, Littleport'; 'View from the Berry Court Holiday Flatlets, Brixham, South Devon'; 'A40 Traffic'; 'The M1 Service Area at Newport Pagnall'; 'Market Precinct, Scunthorpe'; 'A Bend on Porlock Hill' etc. All the postcards featured will depict places in the British Isles; most stem from a period of optimism in Britain as new civic centres, motorways, airports, and power stations were built and launched; souvenirs of 60s and 70s achievements we now question. For a postcard to qualify as sufficiently 'boring', either its composition, or its content, or the characters featured, must be arguably boring; or the photograph must be absent of anything which might conventionally be described as interesting. Of course the postcards finally are not boring at all, but powerful, interesting and loaded statements about time and place and the aesthetic of Britain."--Publisher description
The non-conformists : Martin Parr by Martin Parr( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Non-Conformists' features Martin Parr's first major body of work from the mid-1970s, published here for the first time in book form. A wonderful and charming surprise for Parr enthusiasts and fans of traditional reportage, this body of black-and-white imagery predates the cutting colour work that earned him his fame in the 1980s. In 1975, fresh out of art school, Martin Parr found poor footing in the London photography scene, so he moved to the picturesque Yorkshire Pennine mill town of Hebden Bridge. Over a period of five years, he documented the town in photographs, showing in particular the aspects of traditional life that were beginning to decline. Susie Parr, whom he had met in Manchester, joined him in documenting a year in the life of a small Methodist chapel, together with its farming community. In words and pictures, the Parrs vividly and affectionately document cobbled streets, flat-capped mill workers, hardy gamekeepers, henpecked husbands, and jovial shop owners
Martin Parr : Mexico by Martin Parr( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parr considers the battle between vernacular and American visual culture, as played out on the streets of Mexico. It includes portraits of Mexican working men sporting baseball caps with American logos
The photobook : a history by Martin Parr( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van het fotoboek
Łódź Ghetto album : photographs by Henryk Ross( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photobook : a history by Martin Parr( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the history of photography is a well-established canon, much less critical attention has been directed at the phenomenon of the photobook, which for many photographers is perhaps the most significant vehicle for the display of their work and the communication of their vision to a mass audience. In the first of two volumes, both co-edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook provides a comprehensive overview of the development of the photobook: from its inception at the dawn of photography in the early nineteenth century through to the radical Japanese photobooks of the 1960s and 70s, by way of the Modernist and propaganda books of the 1930s and 40s. The selection of photographers compiled by Badger and Parr challenges the popular canon, and their survey of the history of the photobook reveals a secret web of influence and inter-relationships between photographers and photographic movements around the world. The book is divided into a series of thematic and broadly chronological chapters; each features a general introductory text that offers background information and highlights the dominant political and artistic influences on the photobook in the relevant period, followed by more detailed discussion of the individual photobooks. The chapter texts are followed by spreads and images from over 200 books, which provide the central means of telling the history of the photobook. Assimilated diligently by Parr and Badger, these illustrations show around 200 of the most artistically and culturally important photobooks featuring the cover or jacket and a selection of spreads
Tchaikovsky : [the tragic life of a musical genius]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling drama/documentary about the tragic life of this musical genius. Conductor Charles Hazelwood examines the anguished life and suspicious death of Tchaikovsky in this fascinating series based on the composer's letters and diaries. The bonus feature is an episode of the television program Omnibus, which examines the controversy surrounding the composer's death
The last resort : photographs of New Brighton by Martin Parr( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Martin Parr's 'The Last Resort' was first published and exhibited in 1986 it divided both critics and audience alike. Some saw it as the 'finest achievement to date' of colour photography in Britain whilst others viewed it as 'an aberration'. The book is now recognised as a 'classic'
Luxury by Martin Parr( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society's natural prejudice and giving it a twist, says British photographer Martin Parr, who is most known for his satirical images of the ostentatiously wealthy. Luxury is Parr's epitaph to the age of conspicuous consumption, with candid images of the fabulously wealthy on the international party circuit: champagne-fuelled lunches, horse races, Moscow's Millionaire Fair, the Dubai Art Fair and the Beijing Motor Show, to name a few locales. Both biting and affectionate, this series, which comprises 35 works created between 2003 and 2009, is part of the touring exhibition Parrworld. Documenting the trends, tastes and social mores of the bourgeoisie--diamond encrusted jewelry, pure breed puppies, racecars, endless canapes and empty champagne bottles--Parr succeeds in capturing the cliche-laden tedium of excess, while making the whole scene seem a little more human. Parr's mobile perspective and viewpoint is that of a housefly; critic Neal Brown writes, characterizing the photographer's style as buzzing around people's heads, landing on the edges of their plates and food displays, and viewing everything as a fantastically enlarged, over-colored world upon which to masticate regurgitated vomit, and enjoyably shit. Exquisitely designed, this volume--with a padded, gilt-foiled mock-leather cover--is the perfect souvenir of the era before the bubble burst. Also featured is an introduction by leading fashion designer and Martin Parr fan, Paul Smith."--Publisher's statement
Our true intent is all for your delight : the John Hinde Butlin's photographs : photography by Elmar Ludwig, Edmund Nägele and David Noble by John Wilfrid Hinde( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring saturated colours and elaborate staging, the images show holidaymakers enjoying the familiar staples of Butlin's - the chalets and swimming pools, monorails and boating lakes, ballrooms, quiet lounges and theme bars
Strange and familiar : Britain as revealed by international photographers( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three photographers from countries around the world offer their own perspectives on British society. British photographer Martin Parr has selected works, dating from the 1930s to today, that capture the social, cultural, and political identity of the UK through the camera lens. These images range from social documentary and street photography to portraiture and architectural photography and offer a reflection of how Britain is perceived by those outside its borders
Photographs by David Goldblatt( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early icons - The transported - In Boksburg - Particulars - The structure of things then (1980's) - Painters - Municipal office workers - Johannesburg streets
A fair day : photographs from the west of Ireland by Martin Parr( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs of the times : a portrait of the nation's tastes by Martin Parr( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livre de photographies : une histoire by Martin Parr( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage raconte l'histoire de la photographie à travers celle des livres de photographies, des recueils reliés des oeuvres des photographes. Il présente 200 livres d'artistes célèbres tels que Man Ray, Brassaï ou Walker Evans ainsi les livres novateurs anonymes ou signés par des inconnus
Cinema 16 : British short films by Cinema 16( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 short films from both Britain's new talent and from successful filmmakers, including Chris Nolan (Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins), Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien), Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies) and Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours)
Hidden Islam : Islamic makeshift places of worship in North East Italy, 2009-2013 by Nicoló Degiorgis( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider these facts. In Italy the right to worship, without discrimination, is enshrined within the constitution. There are 1.35 million Muslims in Italy and yet, officially, only eight mosques in the whole country. One consequence is that the Muslim population have accumulated a huge number of makeshift and temporary places of worship. These are housed in a variety of buildings including lock ups, garages, shops, warehouses and old factories. This shortage of places to worship is particularly acute in north east Italy - where the photographer Nicolò Degiorgis lives - home to many anti-Islamic campaigns headed by the right wing party Lega Nord. The dull images of the many and diverse buildings that house the makeshift mosques are printed on folded pages. You open up the gatefold to reveal the scenes inside the mosques, shot in full colour. The size of the gatherings varies, from large crowds who sometimes pray outside to a small room full to bursting, or to intimate groups of two or three Muslims. Degiorgis provides a fascinating glimpse of hidden world and leaves the conclusions about this project entirely in our own hands
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The photobook : a history The photobook : a history
Think of EnglandBoring postcardsMartin Parr : MexicoThe photobook : a historyŁódź Ghetto album : photographsThe photobook : a historyThe last resort : photographs of New BrightonLuxury
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Martin Parr

Martin Parr britischer Fotograf

Martin Parr britisk fotograf

Martin Parr Brits journalist

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Martin Parr fotògraf britànic

Martin Parr fotógrafo británico

Martin Parr fotoreporter britannico

Martin Parr photographe britannique

Parr, Martin

Парр, Мартин

パー, マーティン



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