Martin Parr with 'Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire'
Limited collector's edition with a c-type print.
The long-reigning godfather of British documentary photography, Martin Parr, has gained critical and popular recognition as a pioneer of colour photography. An insightful commentator on the idiosyncrasies of British public and domestic life, Parr often provokes debate with his candid, unflinching viewpoint. A member of Magnum Photos since 1984, Parr has published over twenty books and become one of Britain's best-loved photographers. Described as 'monumental' by The Evening Standard, this is the first retrospective publication covering Parr's entire career to date.
The publication also includes a 12 x 16 inch c-type print of Parr's 'Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire' (1988), from his seminal series The Cost of Living. The photograph is typical of Parr's wry humour and disregard for compositional norms.
London: Phaidon, 2002
From an edition of 100 + 5 artist's proofs
All copies are signed and numbered by Martin Parr
Cloth-bound hardback enclosed in slipcase, English, 352pp, 156 black and white illustrations, 441 colour illustrations
Book size: 250 x 290 mm (9 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches)
Book case: 260 x 330 mm (10 1/4 x 13 inches)
Print size: 304 x 406 mm (12 x 16 inches)
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