Martin Parr - grand paris - Ltd Edition RARE. Signed in black marker pen by Martin Parr. Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral; Multilingual edition (October 31, 2014). Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 12 inches.Finished in a black plastic cover in the same way as a map - beautifully tactile! Since 1982, Paris Audiovisual and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) have commissioned great photographers to capture their views of Paris. Taking up the task after Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edouard Boubat, Ralph Gibson, Mimmo Jodice, Bruce Davidson and others, Martin Parr (born 1952) hones in on the city, and on Parisians and the tourists who inundate the French capital. He visits the Notre Dame cathedral, sightseer-laden riverboats, the Champs-Élysées on Bastille Day, the Paris Air Show, the Agricultural Show, along with fashion shows, museums and art fairs.
Martin Parr: Grand Paris collects more than 40 of Parr's photographs, most of which are previously unpd, that range from newly conceived images to the iconic and the oldest of Parisian clichés. This volume, an astonishing and uncompromising portrayal of the French capital, is presented as an accurate Paris map in layout-even including the street index-with Parr's photographs taking the place of the traditional maps. Martin Parr (born 23 May 1952) is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world.
Since 1994, Parr has been a member of Magnum Photos. He has had around 40 solo photobooks published, and has featured in around 80 exhibitions worldwide - including the international touring exhibition ParrWorld, and a retrospective at the Barbican Arts Centre, London, in 2002. In 2019 he had an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London - it was held in great esteem, with rave reviews from Time Out, Evening Standard, and The Daily Telegraph. Please look at my other items including rare modern and contemporary art and design pieces.
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