Think of Scotland

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Damiani Limited

ISBN: 9788862085496

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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For over 25 years Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Scotland. From the streets of Glasgow, to an island agricultural show on the Orkneys, Parr has built huge archive of photographs. Now for the first time these images are to be published in this upcoming book to co-incide with his Think of Scotland exhibition at the newly opened Aberdeen Art Gallery. This body of work is Parr's largest archive that has remained unpublished and weaves together some of the expected visual iconography of Scotland such as highland games and stunning landscapes, but all given the Parr twist that makes the expected look so unfamiliar.

Langweilige Postkarten

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 5766

Magnum photographer Martin Parr is a key figure in the worlds of photography and contemporary art. He has been an avid postcard collector for twenty years and in Langweilige Postkarten he presents the pride of his 'boring' collection: 160 postcards from Germany that take you on a daringly dull tour of its autobahns, airports, hotels, factories, shops, border posts, tower blocks and new towns.Presented without commentary or introduction of any kind, and with the original captions, the postcards are allowed to speak for themselves. They were all made before German reunification and provide fascinating and hilarious insights into German social and architectural values between the 1950s and 1980s. The two nations' special relationship with concrete and the functional modernist block is nostalgically and repetitiously celebrated in postcard after postcard, and the volume provides a revealing context for consideration of the work of contemporary German art and landscape photographers.

Think of England

Author: Martin Parr

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited


Category: History

Page: 125

View: 4082

England has been a key subject of Magnum photographer Martin Parr's work since he started taking pictures. Think of Englandis a comic, opinionated, affectionately satirical, colour-saturated photo-essay about the identity of England. As Scotland and Wales consolidate their status as nations and Great Britain begins to unravel, this book of new work contributes to the debate about what it means to be English. Quintessentially English himself, Parr's great achievement as a photographer is his ability to transform the obvious into the surprising, reinventing clichés of Englishness as provocative revelations. His tour of obvious England takes in Ascot and the charity shop, seaside resorts, herbaceous borders, the bring-and-buy stall, cucumber sandwiches and cups of tea, baked beans and bad footwear. Parr's work has already added to the visual vocabulary of England; this book, his first specifically on the subject of England, stretches it further. Simultaneously affectionate and brutally direct, all the photographs are shot with a ring flash camera (more usually used for medical photographs), which has been his medium of choice for the last four years.

Jonas Mekas

Author: Barbara Engelbach

Publisher: Walther Konig


Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 5913

The solo exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Cologne (and this accompanying catalogue) show-cases Jonas Mekas' wide-ranging influence, his sheer passion for film, and his enduring influence on artists and film makers of several generations, and on the very way f

Pecorino und die Kunst des Pilgerns

Ein Hund geht den Franziskusweg

Author: Toni Anzenberger,Claudio Honsal

Publisher: Residenz Verlag

ISBN: 3701742529

Category: Pets

Page: 172

View: 6067

Ich bin dann mal Hund - ein kurzweiliger Pilgerbericht der besonderen Art Mischlingsrüde Pecorino, der als Fotomodell international Karriere machte, pilgert auf den Spuren des heiligen Franziskus, des Schutzheiligen der Tiere, nach Assisi. Ausgerüstet mit Pilgerpass und Proviant, beginnt er seine Pilgerreise am Strand von Rimini. In zwölf ereignisreichen Tagesetappen geht es durch herrliche Landschaften, über Berg und Tal. Auf dem 300 Kilometer langen Weg über den Appenin lässt Pecorino die Highlights seines beruflichen Werdegangs ebenso Revue passieren wie private Erinnerungen an Pannen und Peinlichkeiten. Er denkt über die Beziehung zum Menschen nach und gelangt zu überraschenden Einsichten. Aber kommt ein Hund auch in den Himmel? Pecorino ist als Pilger auf vier Pfoten ein unterhaltsamer und humorvoller Reisebegleiter auf dem Weg nach Assisi.

A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland

Containing a Full Account of Their Situation, Extent, Soils, Product, Harbours, Bays, Tides, Anchoring-places, and Fisheries. The Antient and Modern Government, Religion and Customs of the Inhabitants; Particularly of Their Druids, Heathen Temples, Monasteries, Churches, Chappels, Antiquities, Monuments, Forts, Caves, and Other Curiosities of Art and Nature: of Their Admirable and Expeditious Way of Curing Most Diseases by Simples of Their Own Product. A Particular Account of the Second Sight, Or Faculty of Foreseeing Things to Come, by Way of Vision, So Common Among Them. A Brief Hint of Methods to Improve Trade in that Country, Both by Sea and Land. With a New Map of the Whole, Describing the Harbours, Anchoring-places, and Dangerous Rocks, for the Benefit of Sailors. To which is Added, A Brief Description of the Isles of Orkney and Schetland

Author: Martin Martin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scotland

Page: 392

View: 1170


Studying British Cultures

An Introduction

Author: Susan Bassnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134349475

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 472

'British Studies' and 'British Cultural Studies' cover a wide range of facets of contemporary Britain. Studying British Cultures: An Introduction is a unique collection of essays which examine the most significant aspects of this quickly developing area of study, analyzing the ways of teaching and reading British culture. The work covers the contemporary and key issues, including: the terminological distinction between 'British Studies' and 'British Cultural Studies' the problem of national cultures and identities in contemporary Britain studying language and literature from a British Studies perspective models for studying the historical context of the development of ideas of `Britishness' studying contemporary Britain overseas The contributors are some of the key names in current debates surrounding British Studies, and Susan Bassnett holds together their work with a substantial and accessible introduction. Studying British Cultures: An Introduction will be essential reading for students and teachers concerned with the study of contemporary Britain.

Perspectives on Place

Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

Author: J.A.P. Alexander

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472567552

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 7156

Perspectives on Place provides an inspiring insight into the territory of landscape photography. Using a range of historic and contemporary examples, Alexander explores the rich and diverse history of landscape photography and the many ways in which contemporary photographers engage with the landscape and their surroundings. Bridging theory and practice, this book demonstrates how mastering a variety of different photographic techniques can help you communicate ideas, explore themes, and develop more abstract concepts. With practical guidance on everything from effective composition, to managing challenging lighting conditions and working with different lenses and formats, you'll be able to build your own varied and creative portfolio. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and an assignment, encouraging you to explore key concepts and apply different photographic techniques to your own practice. Richly illustrated with images from some of the world's most influential photographers, Perspectives on Place will help you to explore the visual qualities of your images and represent your surroundings more meaningfully.

Cruel and tender

Author: David Campany

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775713597

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 287

View: 9771