Boring Postcards USA

Boring Postcards USA

by Martin Parr
     
 

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Not only is Boring Postcards USA the personal scrapbook of photographer Martin Parr's favorite boring postcards from around the country, it's a fascinating-and extremely funny-folk art recording of the non-places and non-events of postwar America, be they highway interchanges or '70s-era motel rooms, shopping malls or "roadside attractions."

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Not only is Boring Postcards USA the personal scrapbook of photographer Martin Parr's favorite boring postcards from around the country, it's a fascinating-and extremely funny-folk art recording of the non-places and non-events of postwar America, be they highway interchanges or '70s-era motel rooms, shopping malls or "roadside attractions."

Editorial Reviews

Interiors Magazine
A Technicolor-toned paean to the optimism of postwar America.
Luc Sante
It's not every day that I swell with pride for the United States, my adopted home, but these two books [BORING POSTCARDS and BORING POSTCARDS USA], selections from the postcard collection of Magnum photographer Martin Parr, almost cause me to burst my buttons. The evidence they provide--cards ranging from the '50s to perhaps the late '70s--is incontrovertible: The US of A leads the world in boring postcards!
Bookforum magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714843919
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
02/15/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,212,662
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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