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Think of England

Think of England (Paperback, New edition)

By (photographer) Parr, Martin

Magnum photographer Martin Parr's vision of contemporary England in 100 colour photographs. England has been the key subject of Magnum photographer Martin Parr's work since he started making pictures. Think of England is a comic, opinionated, affectionately satirical, colour-satu...rated essay about the character of England. It is composed of new work shot in 1999 along with work shot recently for projects on West Bay, British food, and flowers. Quintessentially English himself, Parr's great achievement as a photographer is his ability to transform the obvious into the surprising, reinventing cliches of Englishness as provocative revelations. His tour of obvious England takes in seaside resorts, herbaceous borders, the bring and buy stall, cucumber sandwiches and cups of tea, Ascot and the charity shop, blotchy skin, baked beans and bad footwear...Martin'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 (normally used for medical photographs), which has been his medium of choice for the la
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ISBN 9780714844541
Released NZ 18 Oct 2004
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780714844541
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Imprint Phaidon Press Ltd
Released 18 Oct 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By (photographer) Parr, Martin
Category Photographs: Collections
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 779.9942
Weight 635g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England, Social life and customs, 1945-
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade