Parking Spaces

by Martin Parr

2007

Signed

£130.00

Parking Spaces by Martin Parr. First edition. First impression. Slid cased large format hardback. In fine condition, with some yellow staining to cover - printing error as the book was in shrink wrap (see images). There is a numbered and signed card by Martin Parr with the book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Parking Spaces

"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 then 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

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. Parking Spaces by Martin Parr photographed ‘the last parking space’ available in 41 countries - somewhere you could have parked your car! Using a compact camera, and driven by wanting to express “the individual frustration of finding somewhere to park, but on a global level”, this is the latest body of work in Martin’s methodical personal address to the issues of globalisation – the desire for a precious parking space being a banal unifier of the middle classes the world over.

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