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Bliss: A Martin Parr Postcard Collection
by Martin Parr
Publisher's Description
The celebrated photographer and social commentator Martin Parr follows up the Boring Postcards series with a new installment of his bizarre postcard collection. Produced in the countries of the Southern Europe during the 1970s, these cards show shamelessly idealized photographs of romantic lovers-frolicking in the hills, holding hands in the sunset, staring dreamily into each others eyes; and of perfect families-greeting Dad home from work, in the kitchen baking a cake with Mom, singing together at the piano...Originating as domestic 'icons,' rooted in Catholic religious tradition, these images show the Mediterranean equivalents of the Brady Bunch. Both a revealing social-historical document and hilariously funny, they will appeal to all connoisseurs of photographic kitsch.
ISBN: 0954281330
Publisher: Chris Boot
Paperback : 128 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.4 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
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