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A Close Brush With Reality - Bart Parker


Not a conventional monograph, this book presents the work of a master color photographer surrounded by his own journal entries and short stories that, like his pictures, start from one place and get to another without any concession to ordinary progressions. Parker's pictures are laced with verbal/visual puns. They are also laced with his conviction that reality is never what it appears to be and that photography, which deals with appearances is equally deceptive.

1981, 56 pages, 8 x 10 inches, 20 color plates, 7 duotones, perfect bound,
photographs and writings 1970-1981, Funded in part by the NEA