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Parr, Martin. BLISS: PERFECT FOR COUPLES! IDEAL FOR FAMILIES! : MARTIN PARR POSTCARD COLLECTION. London, England: Chris Boot Limited, 2003. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine.

The photographer's selections from his postcard collection on subject. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. Part of an ongoing and extremely popular Series. The First Edition is now scarce. An elegant production by Martin Parr and Frost Design London: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with colorful titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Postcards from various sources. All of the original postcards are part of the photographer's personal collection. Preface by Martin Parr. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Martin Parr's "Bliss". Say cheesy. "A wonderfully outdated vision of domestic happiness in shamelessly idealised images of romantic lovers and perfect families. Celebrates the postcard and the end of an era of innocence". Apart from having one of the largest private collections of photography books, Parr is also known for his huge postcard collection. He is the photographer-as-collector par excellence. But even the most cursory glance at the images in this collection, with their bright colors, nostalgic glow, and genuinely felt emotion will see the similarity, not just the connection, with Martin Parr's singular aesthetic of affectionate ambivalence. Roland Barthes once called photography as the nostalgic art and as such, it is inescapably "kitsch" (Barthes' word) in the best sense of the word. Martin Parr clearly shares Barthes' complex feelings for and understanding of his chosen art. Parr's oblique, indirect, and witty approach leaves a strong aftertaste. An absolute "must-have" title for Martin Parr collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce 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 0954281330. $20.00

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