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Boring Postcards USA,by Martin Parr

Boring Postcards USA

Martin Parr

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A collection of the dullest postcards of 1950s, 60s and 70s America, edited by Martin Parr. Hilarious views of quintessentially ordinary America, including motels, shopping malls, truck stops and interstate highways.
 
In Boring Postcards Magnum photographer and postcard enthusiast Martin Parr brought together 160 of the dullest postcards of 1950s, 60s and 70s Britain to make a book that was, contrary to the conceit of its title, both fascinating and extremely funny. It was one of those ideas that seemed so obvious that no one could believe it hadn't been done before, and it caught the public imagination in a big way. In Britain Boring Postcards was discussed everywhere from daytime TV shows to art and design magazines, from local newspapers and radio stations (outraged that their town should be labelled 'boring') to Time magazine. Now Parr has turned his attention to the USA for a new book of Boring Postcards. Just as before, for a postcard to qualify as sufficiently 'boring', either its composition, its content, or the characters featured must be arguably boring or the photograph must be absent of anything that might conventionally be described as interesting. As the study of postcards becomes a field of academic interest, this book offers more than amusement: as a folk art recording of the non-places and non-events of post-war America, it reveals poignant insights into its social, cultural and architectural values.
Titel Boring Postcards USA
Author Martin Parr
Signed No
ISBN 714840009
Language English
Dimensions (cm hxb) 15,5 x 21,5
Book condition As new
Cover condition As new
Condition description No
Binding Hardcover including dustjacket
Edition First edition
Pages 176
Publisher Phaidon Press
Publishing date 2000
Publishing place London
Number published No
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