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.
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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

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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, www.giveabook.org.uk, 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.
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Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare's England

Author: David B. Goldstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107512719

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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David B. Goldstein argues for a new understanding of Renaissance England from the perspective of communal eating. Rather than focus on traditional models of interiority, choice and consumption, Goldstein demonstrates that eating offered a central paradigm for the ethics of community formation. The book examines how sharing food helps build, demarcate and destroy relationships – between eater and eaten, between self and other, and among different groups. Tracing these eating relations from 1547 to 1680 – through Shakespeare, Milton, religious writers and recipe book authors – Goldstein shows that to think about eating was to engage in complex reflections about the body's role in society. In the process, he radically rethinks the communal importance of the Protestant Eucharist. Combining historicist literary analysis with insights from social science and philosophy, the book's arguments reverberate well beyond the Renaissance. Ultimately, Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare's England forces us to rethink our own relationship to food.
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Life's a Beach

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597112130

Category: Photography

Page: 123

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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.
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No Such Thing as Society

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

Author: David Mellor

Publisher: Hayward Gallery

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 168

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When thinking of late-twentieth-century Britain, we often think of pop exports like The Beatles, the Sex Pistols or The Smiths and forget that England, from the late 60s through the 80s, was brutally depressed by inflation, unemployment, strikes, blackouts and racial unrest. Beginning in the early 70s, the Arts Council of Great Britain (now Arts Council England) began to commission photographers--including now-well-known artists, such as Ian Breakwell and Martin Parr--to document these turbulent and changing times through black-and-white photographs. By the 1980s, the British Council had also begun to collect new color photography by artists who were documenting the social scene. This volume brings the two collections together, with an essay by photography historian and critic David A. Mellor. A radically new picture of these 20 pivotal years emerges.
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Understanding Art Markets

Inside the world of art and business

Author: Iain Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135091935

Category: Art

Page: 388

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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.
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Boring Postcards

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714838953

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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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.
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Chinese Photobook

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597113755

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Page: 448

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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. "
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