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Oxford (Hardback)

By Parr, Martin
By Winchester, Simon

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Martin Parr, one of Britain's best-known contemporary photographers, and President of Magnum, the world-famous photographic agency has undertaken a photo-documentary book project. Oxford is a collection of around 100 photographs documenting an academic year in the life of the uni...versity. They captures the day-to-day life of the colleges and University at work and play, and the colourful and arcane rituals that make it so distinctive. His photographs are accompanied by an extended essay that draws on, and enriches, the photographic material and penned by Simon Winchester, OBE, the British writer, journalist and broadcaster. The very first photo-documentary of Oxford was created by William Henry Fox Talbot. A century and a half later, Martin Parr's new project pays tribute to the great the pioneer of photography, and coincides with the Bodleian Library's bid to secure his personal archive.
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ISBN 9780198724414
Released NZ 21 Sep 2017
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780198724414
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 21 Sep 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Parr, Martin
By Winchester, Simon
Category Individual Photographers
Photographs: Collections
Social & Cultural History
Universities / Polytechnics
Students / Student Organizations
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 237mm
Height: 324mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 378.42574
Weight 1,756g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress University of Oxford - Students - Social life and customs
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade