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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. Part of his continuing Series on postcards ("Boring Postcards") and other memorabilia items that he has patiently collected over the years. 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 thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. "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 is an ironist (who is often mistaken for being a satirist) whose oblique, indirect, and witty approach leaves a strong aftertaste. It is not possible to understand the art and photography of our time without taking stock of Martin Parr's work and achievement. A "must-have" title for Martin Parr completists. This is an Import title, was not widely distributed in the United States, is no longer in print and collectible. This is one of few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. The most influential and most important living British photographer. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARTIN PARR TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1899235345. $30.00

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