Small World by Martin Parr. First edition. First impression in near fine condition. Signed and dedicated 'to David Bon Voyage Martin Parr 1997'. No internal markings. Pages clean, binding firm. The dust jacket has some minor toning, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Small World
So, Small World is a biting satire in which Parr observes global tourism and the search for authentic cultures the tourist’s quest has helped to destroy. It explores the difference between the reality and mythology of a tourist honey pot. The original edition of this book was published by Dewi Lewis in 1995, with a second edition in 2007 containing 70 colour photographs. "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 also 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
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