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 last resort

Fotografien von New Brighton

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868281057


Page: 82

View: 3786

Langweilige Postkarten

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 9049

Magnum photographer Martin Parr is a key figure in the worlds of photography and contemporary art. He has been an avid postcard collector for twenty years and in Langweilige Postkarten he presents the pride of his 'boring' collection: 160 postcards from Germany that take you on a daringly dull tour of its autobahns, airports, hotels, factories, shops, border posts, tower blocks and new towns.Presented without commentary or introduction of any kind, and with the original captions, the postcards are allowed to speak for themselves. They were all 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.

Sergio Larrain

Author: Agnès Sire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775738286


Page: 400

View: 7462

A notoriously reclusive artist, Sergio Larrain (1931-2012) has nonetheless become a touchstone for those who have come to know and love his work, including authors Roberto Bolano and Julio Cortazar. Celebrated by Henri Cartier-Bresson, his contemporary and a co-founder of Magnum, Larrain's experimental process yielded images that transformed the fixed nature of the medium. His images have left generations of viewers in awe of the simultaneous serenity and spontaneity that a camera can capture--when placed, that is, in the hands of an artist with such rare meditative passion. "A good image is born from a state of grace," the artist once explained. "Sergio Larrain," a selection of more than 200 images, rectifies Larrain's omission from the canon of significant twentieth-century photographers, and combines his work in Latin America with photographs taken in Europe. Following a creatively fertile period in the 1950s and 60s, Larrain put away his camera and devoted himself to the solitary pursuit of spiritual mysticism, a decision that further contributed to his reputation as a romantic, a "fatal personage," in the words of Bolano. Created with the encouragement of Larrain's family, the book is sumptuously produced, designed by Xavier Barral and edited by Agnes Sire, who enjoyed a long correspondence with the photographer and has worked with Magnum on preserving his photographic estate.

The Pleasure of Reading

43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books that Inspired Them

Author: Antonia Fraser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408859637

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 8947

In this delightful collection forty-three acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read and what makes them continue to do so. First published in 1992 in hardback only, original contributors include Margaret Atwood, J. G. Ballard, Melvyn Bragg, A. S. Byatt, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Gray, Germaine Greer, Alan Hollinghurst, Doris Lessing, Candia McWilliam, Edna O'Brien, Ruth Rendell, Tom Stoppard, Sue Townsend and Jeanette Winterson. The new edition will include essays from five new writers, Emily Berry, Kamila Shamsie, Rory Stewart, Katie Waldegrave and Tom Wells. Royalties generated from this project will go to Give a Book,, a charity set up in 2011 that seeks to get books to places where they will be of particular benefit. Give a Book works in conjunction with Age UK, Prison Reading Groups, Maggie's Centres, which help people affected by cancer, and various schools and literacy projects, such as Beanstalk, where many pupils have never had a book of their own in their lives.

Frühstück mit Lucian Freud

Author: Geordie Greig

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3312006260

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1503

Um das Leben des Malers Lucian Freud ranken sich viele Gerüchte – nicht zuletzt, weil er Privates rigoros vor der Öffentlichkeit abschirmte. Geordie Greig gehörte zu Freuds engsten Vertrauten, mit ihm teilte er Geschichten aus seinem Leben, das voller Arbeitswut, grausamer Rücksichtslosigkeit und einer fatalen Hang zum Glücksspiel war. Greig enthüllt in seiner Biographie eine faszinierende Persönlichkeit, für die jeder aus der High Society liebend gern Modell sitzen wollte, obwohl es monatelange Tortur bedeutete. Illustriert mit vielen unbekannten Fotos und Bildern, ist diese Biographie eines der bedeutendsten Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts zugleich ein lebendiges Stück Kunstgeschichte.

No Such Thing as Society

Photography in Britain 1967-87 : from the British Council and the Arts Council Collection

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hayward Gallery


Category: Photography

Page: 168

View: 7997

The human costs of de-industrialisation and globalisation were the great central themes of the documentary photographers active in the North of England in the late 1970s and 1980s. This is a document of British Photography from the late 1960s until the late 1980s.

Understanding Art Markets

Inside the world of art and business

Author: Iain Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135091935

Category: Art

Page: 388

View: 5136

The global art market has recently been valued at close to $50bn - a rise of over 60% since the global financial crisis. These figures are driven by demand from China and other emerging markets, as well as the growing phenomenon of the artist bypassing dealers as a market force in his/her own right. This new textbook integrates, updates and enhances the popular aspects of two well-regarded texts - Understanding International Arts Markets and The Art Business. Topics covered include: Emerging markets in China, East Asian, South East Asian, Brazilian, Russian, Islamic and Indian art, Art valuation and investment, Museums and the cultural sector. This revitalized new textbook will continue to be essential reading for students on courses such as arts management, arts marketing, arts business, cultural economics, the sociology of arts, and cultural policy.

Ein Einbrecher aus Passion


Author: Ernest William Hornung

Publisher: Null Papier Verlag

ISBN: 3962813837

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 7832

*** erstmalig als E-Book *** Sie kennen Sherlock Holmes? Natürlich! Sie kennen auch Arsène Lupin? Glückwunsch! Aber kennen Sie A. J. Raffles, den berüchtigten Gentleman-Gangster? 1900 schuf Ernest William Hornung (übrigens ein Schwager des Sherlock-Holmes-Autors Arthur Conan Doyle) einen der interessantesten Köpfe der englischen Kriminalliteratur und gleichzeitig einen frühen Antihelden. A. J. Raffles hat in Oxford studiert, hat exzellente Manieren, ist ein Mann von Welt und lebt das Leben eines reichen Dandys. Er ist der Partylöwe unter den Schönen und Reichen und nutzt deren Festivitäten, um seine Beute auszukundschaften. Erleben Sie seine spannenden und äußerst unterhaltsamen Abenteuer erstmalig als E-Book. Die Mündung berührte meine Schläfe und der Zeigefinger den Drücker. Wahnsinnig vor Aufregung, wie ich war, zu Grunde gerichtet, entehrt, und jetzt fest entschlossen, meinem elenden, verfehlten Dasein ein Ende zu machen, ist es mir noch heute unbegreiflich, dass ich die Tat nicht auf dem Fleck vollbrachte. Der Wunsch, die verächtliche Befriedigung zu haben, einen anderen in meinen Untergang zu verwickeln, verstärkte mit seiner erbärmlichen Stimme die meiner niedrigen Selbstsucht, und noch jetzt überläuft mich ein Schauder bei dem Gedanken, dass mir die Erinnerung an einen Blick der Furcht oder des Schreckens eine hämische Genugtuung gewesen und ich glücklich gestorben sein würde, wenn sich im Angesicht meines Gefährten etwas Derartiges gezeigt hätte. Statt dessen erschien ein Ausdruck in seinen Zügen, der meine Hand lähmte. Weder Furcht noch Schreck lag darin, nur Überraschung, Bewunderung und ein solches Maß befriedigter Erwartung, dass ich meinen Revolver mit einem Fluche wieder in die Tasche steckte. »Sie Teufel!« zischte ich. »Ich glaube, Sie wollten mich dazu bringen!« Null Papier Verlag

Georgischer Frühling

ein Magnum-Tagebuch

Author: Wendell Steavenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868280869


Page: 239

View: 3467

Pop Art Design

Author: Mateo Kries,Matthias Schwartz-Clauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783931936952

Category: Pop art

Page: 272

View: 5296

Pop Art is widely regarded as the most significant artistic movement since 1945. Reflecting on the cult of celebrity, commodity fetishism and media reproduction that permeated everyday life in the postwar era, Pop Art continues to shape our society's cultural self-understanding to this day. A central characteristic of Pop Art was the dialogue between design and art, which is now being explored in 'Pop Art Design' at the Vitra Design Museum as the first-ever comprehensive exhibition on the topic. Works by such artists as Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein or Judy Chicago are paired with design objects by Charles Eames, George Nelson, Achille Castiglioni and Ettore Sottsass. The exhibition is supplemented with a multitude of further exhibits, such as album covers, magazines, films and photos of contemporary interiors.0Exhibition: Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (13.10.2012-3.2.2013).

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set

Author: Lynne Warren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135205434

Category: Photography

Page: 2042

View: 9563

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.

Life's a Beach

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597112130

Category: Photography

Page: 123

View: 3954

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.

Made in Germany

Author: Leonard Freed,Paul M.. Farber,Museum Folkwang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869306223

Category: Germany (West)

Page: 77

View: 4527

Boring Postcards

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714838953

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 7607

Parr has been collecting postcards for 20 years. Here he presents the cream of his collection--his boring postcards--presented as an exercise in sublime minimalism . . . and, above all, a richly comic photographic entertainment. 155 illustrations, 120 in color.

Die Amerikaner

Author: Robert Frank,Jack Kerouac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865216588

Category: United States

Page: 180

View: 9022

Berlin Noir

Author: Zoë Beck,Rob Alef,Max Annas,Katja Bohnet,Ute Cohen,Johannes Groschupf,Kai Hensel,Robert Rescue,Susanne Saygin,Matthias Wittekindt,Ulrich Woelk,Michael Wuliger,Miron Zownir

Publisher: CulturBooks

ISBN: 3959881126

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4413

»Wozu die deutsche Kriminalliteratur in der Lage ist, zeigt der fantastische Band ›Berlin Noir‹. Besser kann man sich nicht durch Berlin führen lassen.« Thekla Dannenberg, Perlentaucher Ein spannendes literarisches Städteporträt und eine tiefschwarze Liebeserklärung an eine Stadt, die vor allem eines ist: keine Sekunde langweilig. 13 Kurzgeschichten, 13 Blickwinkel, 13 Stadtviertel – und 13 faszinierende Teile eines größeren Puzzles. Das Verbrechen zieht seine blutige Spur vom noblen Grunewald bis in den tiefsten Wedding, vom beschaulichen Altglienicke über das bunte Kreuzberg bis ins lebendige Friedrichshain, spürt den tödlichen Geheimnissen der Geschichte nach und setzt die Gegenwart als dunkel schimmerndes Kaleidoskop neu zusammen. Eine junge Frau aus gutbürgerlichem Zuhause endet in der Obdachlosenszene um den Bahnhof Zoo; eine Schießerei zwischen einem Ex-Bullen und einem Kleinganoven endet tödlich; die zarte Liebesgeschichte zwischen einer Boutiquebesitzerin und einem ehemaligen Kindersoldaten wird durch einen notwendigen Mord gestört – und wer weiß, was es mit der Leiche auf sich hat, die ein Barmann in der Kühltruhe einer Absturzkneipe findet ... »Berlin Noir« – so vielfältig wie die Stadt. Unberechenbar, überraschend, tragisch und komisch. Ein substanzieller Baustein der Berlin-Literatur. Aktuell und originell, wie Berlin selbst.

Chinese Photobook

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597113755


Page: 448

View: 6504

Newly revised histories of photography as recorded via the photobook have added enormously to our understanding of the medium s culture, particularly in places that are often marginalized, such as Latin America and Africa. However, until now, only a handful of Chinese books have made it onto historians short lists. Yet China has a fascinating history of photobook publishing, and "The Chinese Photobook" reveals for the first time the richness and diversity of this heritage. Now available in a smaller size, this more accessibly priced hardcover edition is based on a collection compiled by Martin Parr and Beijing- and London-based Dutch photographer team WassinkLundgren. And while the collection was inspired initially by Parr s interest in propaganda books and in finding key works of socialist realist photography from the early days of the Communist Party and the Cultural Revolution era, the selection of books includes key volumes published as early as 1900, as well as contemporary volumes by emerging Chinese photographers. "