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Langweilige Postkarten

Langweilige Postkarten (Hardback, New title)

Commentator Parr, Martin

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160 daringly dull postcards of Germany from the 50s to the 80s. Magnum photographer Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography and contemporary art. He has been an avid postcard collector for twenty years. In the final instalment of the Boring Postcards trilogy, he p...resents the pride of his boring collection: 160 postcards from Germany. Using the same approach as the two previous Boring Postcards (which featured postcards from the UK and the USA), this new book takes you on a daringly dull tour of the autobahns, airports, hotels, factories, shops, border posts, tower blocks and new towns of Germany. All the cards were made before German reunification, and provide fascinating and hilarious insights into German social and architectural values between the 1950s and 1980s. The two nations' special relationship with concrete and the functional modernist block is nostalgically and repetitiously celebrated in postcard after postcard, and the volume provides a revealing context for consideration of the work of contemporary German art and landscape photographers. For a postcard to qualify as sufficiently boring to be included, either its composition, its content, or the characters featured, must be arguably boring or the photograph must be absent of anything which might be described as interesting. Boring Postcards Germany is the crowning glory of the trilogy, the most outrageous and the most boring book of them all. (All of the text for the book will be in German, including the title on the front cover. There will be a belly band, however, giving the English title, Boring Postcards Germany.)
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ISBN 9780714840628
Released NZ 29 May 2001
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Format Hardback, New title
Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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ISBN-13 9780714840628
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Imprint Phaidon Press Ltd
Released 29 May 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) Commentator Parr, Martin
Category Photographs: Collections
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 150mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 779.9943
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Buildings, Germany, Pictorial works, Postcards
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade