Martin Parr: Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire

from 'The Cost of Living'

A special limited edition Phaidon book and original print signed and numbered by Martin Parr.

Martin Parr


Price: USD$1,600.00

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C-type print
Sheet size: 304 x 406 mm (12 x 16 inches)
Book case: 260 x 330 mm (10 1/4 x 13 inches)
Box: 331 x 436 mm (13 x 17 1/8 inches)
Printed in 2002 in an edition of 100 plus 5 artist's proofs
All copies are signed and numbered by Martin Parr
ISBN-13: 9780714842684

Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire showcases the vibrant palette that made Parr one of the most important colour photographers in the world, and continues his ferocious appetite for social observation and accuracy for encapsulating the insecurities and vanities of modern life.

250 x 290 mm (9 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches)
352 pp
441 colour, 156 black and white illustrations

This Martin Parr (b.1952) retrospective is rich in the wit and colour for which Parr's work is well known, yet simultaneously offers the first ever serious assessment of the career of this major contemporary photographer.

Parr combines an urge to document with an attitude of incisive bemusement by social behaviour. Val Williams, distinguished writer and curator, considers Parr's later work - also his most famous - within the context of his full career. In so doing, she shows how Parr's subtle and striking photographs have highlighted political and social change over the last 30 years.

About the author(s)
'A splendidly deadpan observer' (Times Literary Supplement), Martin Parr has revitalized contemporary documentary photography with his own brand of robustness and variety. His photographs are above all a visual extravaganza of acute observation, wit, and colour. A pioneer of colour photography and an insightful commentator on the commercial culture of today as well as domestic and social life, he has repositioned contemporary documentary photography. A member of Magnum since 1994, Parr has published over twenty books and been widely exhibited around the globe. He is arguably Britains key contemporary photographer, with an unmistakable style and an international following in the worlds of art, fashion and journalism.

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