Martin Parr

by Martin Parr | Val Williams




Martin Parr by Val Williams. First edition. First impression in near fine condition. Signed with dedication 'to David best wishes 2002 Martin Parr' to title page. There is some rippling to pages (I'm not sure if this is common with this title). No marking to boards. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Martin Parr

"Martin Parr is a chronicler of our age. In the face of the constantly growing flood of images released by the media, his photographs offer us the opportunity to see the world from his unique perspective. At first glance, his photographs seem exaggerated or even grotesque. The motifs he chooses are strange, the colours are garish and the perspectives are unusual. Parr’s term for the overwhelming power of published images is “propaganda”. He counters this propaganda with his own chosen weapons: criticism, seduction and humour. As a result, his photographs are original and entertaining, accessible and understandable. But at the same time they show us in a penetrating way how we live, how we present ourselves to others, and what we value." - Thomas Weski So, this encyclopedia of Parr covers his long career as an image maker and has an insightful text written by longstanding friend and colleague, Val Williams. The book was produced to accompany his retrospective exhibition at the Barbican in London, which then toured over 10 more venues. A detailed analysis of Parr’s development and career shows how he became a passionate collector of ephemera.

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