The Photobook: A History Volume 2


Volume 2 of a comprehensive illustrated history of the photo book.


Martin Parr and Gerry Badger


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Specifications

Overview
  • Following the critically acclaimed first volume, this is the eagerly anticipated second volume of the comprehensive illustrated history of the photobook
  • Features over 200 photobooks from across the world, dating from Edouard-Denis Baldus's magnificent volume made for the Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee Railway Company of 1861 to Stephen Shore's American Surfaces of 2005
  • Offers a fresh approach to photographic history, focusing on the development of photography in its published form and covering key artistic genres, with sections on The Artist's Photobook, The Company Photobook and Modern Life and the Photobook
  • Broadly thematic in structure, each chapter features an introductory essay followed by detailed discussion of individual photobooks alongside images of book covers and spreads, which provide the central means of telling the history of the photobook



In The Press

'Presents an intelligently critical, highly detailed, carefully considered and illustrated account of the most significant and influential publications of this kind to date. A bibliophile’s treasure-trove destined to become a definitive work of reference.' (The Art Newspaper)

'The most important contribution to the field since modern histories of photography began to appear in the early twentieth century. This book will become the cornerstone of research and scholarship for the twenty-first century.' (Photo-Eye)



About the author(s)

Martin Parr’s celebrated photographs bridge the divide between art and documentary photography. His studies of the idiosyncrasies of mass culture and consumerism around the world, his innovative imagery, and his prolific output have placed him firmly at the forefront of contemporary art. Parr is a member of the international photo agency Magnum Photos, and has recently extended his interest to film-making. He is an avid collector and maker of photobooks. His own photobooks include The Last Resort (1986), Common Sense (1999) and Boring Postcards (Phaidon Press, 1999). The extensive and only monograph on his work, Martin Parr by Val Williams, is published by Phaidon Press.

Gerry Badger is a critic, curator and photographer. His published books include Collecting Photography (2002) and John Gossage: Berlin in the Time of the Wall (2005) as well as books on Eugène Atget and Chris Killip (both published by Phaidon Press, 2001). He has curated a number of exhibitions, including ‘The Photographer as Printmaker’ for the Arts Council of Great Britain (1981) and ‘Through the Looking Glass: Post-war British Photography’ (1989) for the Barbican Arts Centre, London.



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