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by Paul Graham,Rupert Martin

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ISBN:
0950870307
Author:
Paul Graham,Rupert Martin
Category:
Photography & Video
Language:
English
Publisher:
Grey Editions; 1st edition (December 1, 1983)
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Photographer Paul Graham spent two years completing this documentary on the life and landscape of the Great North Road.

Photographer Paul Graham spent two years completing this documentary on the life and landscape of the Great North Road. Throughout 1981 and 1982 he made numerous trips along the A1 crossing and recrossing the length of the nation to record every aspect of life at the verge of this great road.

A1-The Great North Road. Bristol, England): Grey, (1983)

A1-The Great North Road. Bristol, England): Grey, (1983). Oblong quarto, original stiff laminated photographic wrappers.

Paul Graham (born 1956) is an English fine-art and documentary photographer whose work has been exhibited, published and collected internationally. A1-The Great North Road.

Paul Graham (born 1956) is an English fine-art and documentary photographer whose work has been exhibited, published and collected internationally Contents.

Graham is Britain's best photograph surely. We have his three best books. Simple as that! £5 UK delivery.

In 1995 he developed with Robert Morris the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. Paul is the author of On Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1993), ANSI Common Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1995), and Hackers & Painters (O'Reilly, 2004).

Photograph: Paul Graham/steidlMACK. Graham was one of the very first British documentary photographers to work in colour. His first major series of pictures, made in 1981-2 along the A1 motorway in England, later published as A1 – the Great North Road, caught the country on the cusp of a new mood.

The Great North Road was the main highway between London and Scotland. It became a coaching route used by mail coaches travelling between London, York and Edinburgh. The modern A1 mainly parallels the route of the Great North Road

The Great North Road was the main highway between London and Scotland. The modern A1 mainly parallels the route of the Great North Road. Coaching inns, many of which survive, were staging posts providing accommodation, stabling for horses and replacement mounts

Rupert Martin was a resident of London during the mid-18th century. On 18 April 1754, the Templar Haytham Kenway murdered the Assassin Miko at the Theatre Royal and stole the Grand Temple Key from the latter.

Rupert Martin was a resident of London during the mid-18th century. Around the same time, Rupert boarded the Providence, a merchant ship, intending to migrate to the Thirteen Colonies. Aboard the ship, he met Haytham, unaware that he was the murderer. As Haytham feigned ignorance of the murder, Rupert explained that it was still under investigation.

The book is the product of Mr. Graham’s travels around the United States . Graham’s travels around the United States after his 2002 move from London to New York. On more than a dozen trips to states including Nevada, Texas, North Dakota, California and Louisiana, he took thousands of pictures of unspectacular, everyday life in America. Continue reading the main story. Mr. Graham’s early series, like A1 - The Great North Road (1981-82) and Beyond Caring (1984-85), documented the grim realities of Thatcher-era Britain in living color. At the time it was an unexpected combination, although color photography had other advocates in Britain: Martin Parr, Simon Norfolk, Richard Billingham.

Paul Graham changed my attitude to colour. The A1 is to road trips as a fairground choo-choo is to the TGV. It was so British it wasn’t even a motorway. That’s true, and it has nothing much to do with exact dates. Richard Billingham, Martin Parr, Nick Waplington, Paul Reas, Donovan Wylie, Anna Fox, even Gillian Wearing – a generation of British photographers, shading off in all directions towards art, was liberated by, and in some sense is indebted to Graham.

The A1 was the first major road to run the entire length of England. In the late 1950s, with the completion of the faster and more efficient motorway system, the A1 began to atrophy and decay. Graham spent two years completing this documentary on the life and landscape of what had been known as the "Great North Road." These photographs build not only into a significant documentary of the A1, but also weave a picture of England in the 1980s. This is the first of the three very influential books of Graham's work that redefined the European approach to documentary photography. Paperback. Unpaginated (96 pages); 41 full-page color photographic plates; 11 x 8.5 inches. From an edition limited to 2500 copies.