Life's a Beach

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597112130

Category: Photography

Page: 123

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Mickey Mouse with brightly colored saints, Nike logos with Day of the Dead skulls, and Coca-Cola with cacti--here acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr focuses on Mexico's eclectic and colorful culture.

The Non-conformists

Martin Parr

Author: Martin Parr,Susie Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597112451

Category: Photography

Page: 167

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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.

The Martin Parr Coloring Book!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597114257

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 3795

Photography and pop-culture buffs, get out your crayons and colored pencils! Martin Parr's colorful and tongue-in-cheek photographs--his comedy of contemporary manners--have been transformed into a coloring book. Here is Parr's affectionate and hilarious catalogue of human foibles--bad fashion choices, messy foods, trashy souvenirs and the tourists who buy them--rendered afresh. The book's eighty pages are packed with the most iconic and beloved Parr images, made into original drawings by Jane Mount, offering hours of coloring entertainment.

The Last Resort

Photographs of New Brighton

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 82

View: 7691

When Martin Parr's The Last Resort was first published and exhibited in 1986, it divided critics and audiences alike. Some saw it as the finest achievement to date of colour photography in Britain whilst others viewed it as an aberration. In hindsight, there is little doubt that it transformed documentary photography in Britain and placed Parr amongst the world's leading photographers. A highly collectable edition of a book that is now considered a classic.

Boring Postcards

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714843902

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 1185

Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography and contemporary art. Some accuse him of cruelty, but many more appreciate the wit and irony with which he tackles such subjects as bad taste, food, the tourist, shopping and the foibles of the British. Parr has been collecting postcards for 20 years, and here is the cream of his collection - his boring postcards. With no introduction or commentary of any kind, Parr's boring postcards are reproduced straight. They are exactly what they say they are, namely boring picture postcards showing boring photographs of boring places, presumably for boring people to buy to send to their boring friends. All of them are shot in Britain, taking us on a boring tour of its motorways, ring roads, traffic interchanges, bus stations, pedestrian precincts, factories, housing estates, airports, caravan sites, convalescent homes and shopping centres. Some attempt to idealize their subjects, only to fail dismally. Others lack any apparent purpose or interest, but the resultant collection of photographic images is wholly compelling. Boring Postcardsis multi-layered: a commentary on British architecture, social life and identity, a record of a folk photography which is today being appropriated by the most fashionable photographers (including Parr), an exercise in sublime minimalism and, above all, a richly comic photographic entertainment.

Autoportrait

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907893803

Category:

Page: 144

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This is a fully revised and updated edition of Martin Parr's highly successful book Autoportrait (Dewi Lewis, 2015) which was first published in 2000. Redesigned, it features a playable labyrinth puzzle on the front cover and includes a large number of new images taken since its first publication. The book shows the remarkable shift from analogue to digital photography that has taken place over the period.

No Worries

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: T & G Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9780987079084

Category: Photography

Page: 125

View: 9555

In 2011 Magnum photographer Martin Parr set out to photograph three Western Australian port cities, Fremantle, Port Hedland and Broome. Each town was a unique setting for a photographer famed for his images of British seaside culture in the publication Last Resort. Using his unmistakably intimate and satirical style, Parr went about photographing Australian cliches, full of saturated colours and flash photography. The resulting photographs, published here for the first time, are an invaluable collection from this world-renowned British photographer.

Martin Parr: Bad Weather

Author: Michael Fish,Peter Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935004332

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 5747

Martin Parr's Bad Weather is the debut book from Britain's most world-renown and prolific photographers. Armed with wry humor (and a water-proof camera), Parr captured the social landscape of the UK during downpours, snow storms and the most challenging elements. Published in 1982, Bad Weather has been long out of print and is one of Parr's most sought after books. Books on Books # 17 offers an in-depth study of this important photobook including a new essay by Thomas Weski called Even the Queen Gets Wet.--Publisher.

Think of England

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 125

View: 5031

England has been a key subject of Magnum photographer Martin Parr's work since he started taking pictures. Think of Englandis a comic, opinionated, affectionately satirical, colour-saturated photo-essay about the identity of England. As Scotland and Wales consolidate their status as nations and Great Britain begins to unravel, this book of new work contributes to the debate about what it means to be English. Quintessentially English himself, Parr's great achievement as a photographer is his ability to transform the obvious into the surprising, reinventing clichés of Englishness as provocative revelations. His tour of obvious England takes in Ascot and the charity shop, seaside resorts, herbaceous borders, the bring-and-buy stall, cucumber sandwiches and cups of tea, baked beans and bad footwear. Parr's work has already added to the visual vocabulary of England; this book, his first specifically on the subject of England, stretches it further. Simultaneously affectionate and brutally direct, all the photographs are shot with a ring flash camera (more usually used for medical photographs), which has been his medium of choice for the last four years.

Photographs

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Contrasto Due

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 567

Goldblatt has been photographing his home country of South Africa for over fifty years, vividly portraying the struggles and changes in this volatile and compelling country. This important retrospective includes every one of Goldblatts series, encompassing decades of South African history.

Real Food

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871035

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 8212

A fun collection of Martin Parr's food pictures, which documents the simple notion that 'we are what we eat'. Real Food celebrates all things food through the eyes of the renowned British photographer Martin Parr - a kaleidoscope of foods the world over, from hot dogs to sticky buns and langoustine to lemon meringue pie. Featuring photographs taken throughout Martin Parr's prolific career to-date, Real Food will comprise the very best of Parr's iconic imagery - a collection of close-up food shots, in typical garish colour, taken by Parr throughout his travels across the world. Introduced with an essay by Fergus Henderson, British chef and founder of the restaurant St John's in London, which considers Parr's photographs in the context of global cuisine, and Parr's fascination with the social aspect of food that is at the heart of these photographs.

Habits of the House

A Novel

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250026636

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2896

From the award-winning novelist and writer of Upstairs Downstairs, the launch of a brilliant new trilogy about what life was really like for masters and servants before the world of Downton Abbey As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert's wife Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady's maid who orders the life of her mistress. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and, though the Season is over, his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers. As the writer of the pilot episode of the original Upstairs, Downstairs—Fay Weldon brings a deserved reputation for magnificent storytelling. With wit and sympathy—and no small measure of mischief—Habits of the House plots the interplay of restraint and desire, manners and morals, reason and instinct.

Martin Parr

Author: Val Williams

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714865669

Category: Photography

Page: 464

View: 4900


Toilet Martin Paper Parr

Author: Maurizio Cattelan

Publisher: Damiani Limited

ISBN: 9788862085892

Category: Photography

Page: 40

View: 3153

ToiletMartin PaperParr is a new, special edition of Toiletpaper published by Damiani. This unique edition celebrates a new suite of pictures presenting a back-to-back of images made in collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari on the one side and Martin Parr on the other. The recipe is very tasty: the founders of Toiletpaper hosted Martin Parr as a special guest and asked him to form a dialogue with Toiletpaper images, coming back to them with a photograph from his archive for each image. The result is a rapid succession of images in which irony, subversion and provocation force the viewer to the impelling discovery of the next pair of images. And if you are not yet satiated by the end of this issue, you have only to start once more at the beginning.

Black Country Stories

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: 9781907893636

Category: Photography

Page: 140

View: 6641

Over the last four years Martin Parr has been working on a commission for Multistory photographing the Black Country. It was an area he knew little of, other than its reputation as a densely populated, post-industrial area; one in decline. Many of the industries that once made the Black Country great have declined, but numerous small factories and manufacturing businesses remain in good health. A degree of regeneration has also come as a result of the many immigrant communities that have made the Black Country their home.

The photobook

a history [3 vols.]

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Cameron Texter

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2407


Luxury

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905712137

Category: Photography

Page: 111

View: 9861

Mickey Mouse with brightly colored saints, Nike logos with Day of the Dead skulls, and Coca-Cola with cacti--here acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr focuses on Mexico's eclectic and colorful culture.

Our True Intent Is All for Your Delight

The John Hinde Butlin's Photographs

Author: John Hinde,Martin Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905712205

Category: Photography

Page: 127

View: 596

The John Hinde Butlins photographs are a glorious moment in the story of British photography. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series of postcards to be sold at Butlins holiday camps throughout the British Isles. Famous for their hi-de-hi catchphrase, redcoat hosts, and bargain packages with all entertainment included, this was Butlins heyday. Throughout the 1970s, over a million Britons had a holiday at Butlins each year. With innovative use of colour and elaborate staging (the trademarks of a John Hinde postcard), it was the challenging job of two German (Elmar Ludwig and Edmund Nägele) and one British photographer (David Noble) to execute the photographs to Hindes rigorous formula and standards. Each photograph is elaborately stage managed, with often large casts of real holidaymakers acting their allocated roles in these narrative tableaux of the Butlins quiet lounges, ballrooms and Beachomber bars. Shot with large format cameras, and lit like a film set, the production of these photographs were an extraordinary undertaking. The images helped John Hinde become one of the most successful postcard publishers in the world. Most of the John Hinde Butlins photographs have only ever been published as postcards. The book and exhibition photographs are reproduced from the original large format Ektachromes. They prove to be some of the strongest images of their era.

Small world

Author: Martin Parr,Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 94

View: 7414

The new edition of a classic book from Britain's most successful and influential contemporary photographer.