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Parr, Martin. FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE: MARTIN PARR POSTCARD COLLECTION. Stockport, England: Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 96 pages. As New.

The photographer's selections from his Christmas card collection. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. Part of his continuing Series on postcards ("Boring Postcards") and other memorabilia items that he has patiently collected over the years. The First Edition is now scarce. An elegant production by Martin Parr: Small-size volume format in square shape. Red hard boards with colorful titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Christmas cards from various sources. All of the original cards are part of the photographer's personal collection. There is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Martin Parr's "From Our House To Your House". So cheesy it's great. "Martin Parr has put together another wonderful book from his personal collection. This time he shows us the American Christmas card. This is a fascinating eye-opener into American culture, as proud families everywhere (pets included) pose before the camera to send their Christmas greetings across the nation" (Publisher's blurb). In many ways, Martin Parr's aesthetic of affectionate ambivalence is most evident in his picture collections, that is, that he would lovingly keep what everyone else would discard, the archaeological work of the photographer-as-collector par excellence. "Warm, funny, and frequently hilarious, a wonderful collection of cards celebrating the American Christmas". Parr's oblique, indirect, and witty approach leaves a strong aftertaste. An absolute "must-have" title for Martin Parr collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Martin Parr. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. The most influential and most important British photographer of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARTIN PARR TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1899235345. $30.00

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