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by Martin Parr

Category: Photography and Video
Subcategory: Photo and Art
Author: Martin Parr
ISBN: 1899235345
ISBN13: 978-1899235346
Language: English
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing; First Edition edition (October 1, 2002)
Pages: 96
Fb2 eBook: 1867 kb
ePub eBook: 1110 kb
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Leading photographer Martin Parr has put together another wonderful book from his personal collection. This time he shows us the American Christmas Card

Leading photographer Martin Parr has put together another wonderful book from his personal collection. This time he shows us the American Christmas Card. These are a fascinating eye opener into American culture, as proud families everywhere (pets included) pose before the camera to send their Christmas Greetings across the nation. Magnum photographer Martin Parr’s work feat Leading photographer Martin Parr has put together another wonderful book from his personal collection. This time he shows us the American Christmas Card

This collection celebrates the American Christmas card.

This collection celebrates the American Christmas card. Proud families from across America (pets included) pose before the camera to send their Christmas greetings across the nation. House (season 5) - House Season 5 House s US season 5 DVD cover Country of origin United States.

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Leading photographer Martin Parr, author of the highly successful Boring Postcards, has put together another wonderful book from his personal collection of cards

Leading photographer Martin Parr, author of the highly successful Boring Postcards, has put together another wonderful book from his personal collection of cards. These are a fascinating eye-opener into American culture, as proud families everywhere (pets included) pose before the camera to send their Christmas greetings across the nation. Illustrated with 80 photos.

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Immigrants shape Christmas traditions. Religion played a big role in how an American might celebrate the holiday. Penne Restad wrote a book Christmas in America: A History. It shows how Americans began to slowly shape Christmas into a unifying national holiday during the first half of the 19th century. Calvinist Christians banned the celebration of Christmas.

The one vision that gives the best Christmas feeling is the placement of gifts under the tree, but this is how the Americans get their presents.

But this aspect of a festival is still the one which excites us, especially during the countdown days. The one vision that gives the best Christmas feeling is the placement of gifts under the tree, but this is how the Americans get their presents. In England, gifts are actually not placed under the Christmas tree, instead, they are kept at the foot of the bed in a big stocking.

Martin Parr Rangers fans at the funeral of player Davie Cooper. He died of a brain haemorrhage, three years after retiring from the game. He was one of the most loved and respected players in Scotland. For over 25 years, Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Scotland. From the streets of Glasgow to an island agricultural show in Orkney, Parr has built a huge archive of photographs. This body of work – Parr’s largest previously unpublished archive – weaves together some of the expected visual iconography of Scotland, such as highland games and stunning landscapes, but all with a Parr twist that makes the expected look so unfamiliar.

Leading photographer Martin Parr has put together another wonderful book from his personal collection. This time he shows us the American Christmas Card. These are a fascinating eye opener into American culture, as proud families everywhere (pets included) pose before the camera to send their Christmas Greetings across the nation.

Magnum photographer Martin Parr’s work features in newspapers and magazines worldwide and has been exhibited in every continent. A dedicated collector of cards, his books Boring Postcards and Boring Postcards USA have been major publishing successes.

Comments to eBook From Our House to Your House: Celebrating the American Christmas
Kajishakar
A poignant look into the personal world of sending Xmas cards. A collection of personal postcards from the 30's to the 90's, showing all kinds of families, dogs, and even single people, who bared their likeness to send holiday greetings to family and friends. My only displeasure is that this book stopped way too soon, as I could have gone on and on in a book ten times this size. Great glimpses into American life over the years.
Dagdalas
A delightful bit of whimsy. Reminder of a simpler, largely electronic free age! A must have have if you consider yourself even mildly eccentric, or as a gift for an eccentric friend!
Arakus
I have Martin Parr's three 'boring' postcard books and of course the contents were not boring at all, well, most of them aren't but I'll admit that the second to last one in the UK book (A BEND ON PORLOCK HILL) is sort of dull but the word boring definitely belongs in the title of 'From our house to your house'. The book contains ninety-two American personal family Christmas cards and to the folks who received them they no doubt created treasured memories of the families who sent them, to everyone else, I feel, they are just plain uninteresting and dull.

Like many other visual books whose contents are individually low grade printed ephemera (matchbooks, pulp paperback covers, luggage labels, beer mats etc) when collected together they create a quirky fascination and that is certainly true of this book but look through it once and that's it. A second look won't even cross your mind. Bookshops probably found it was a stockroom dust catcher, too.

Unfortunately there is nothing in the book apart from the cards, no essay from Martin Parr about how he found these items or how he might interpret their significance. On the back cover there is blurb, part of which reads 'This is a fascinating eye-opener into American culture, as proud families everywhere (pets included) pose before the camera to send their Christmas greetings across the nation.' Hmmm, perhaps it is best to leave it at that.

One thing that I got from the book was that the US tradition of litho printing made it possible for families to get short print runs of personal cards produced cheaply whereas the English tradition of letterpress printing meant that similar aspirations at Christmastime were expensive enough to deter most families from doing it, so it is very unlikely that there would be an English version of this book.
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