Paul Graham: A1 - The Great North Road (Signed, second Printing)

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A1 - The Great North Road was Paul Graham's first book, published in 1983. Despite the UK having a vibrant photographic scene at the time, there were only handful of monographic books - Chris Killip and Martin Parr had one each - and no dedicated publishers or distributors. Graham had to self-publish A1, but as the first colour book, it had a startling impact on British photography. Uniting the tradition of social documentary with the fresh approach of new colour, A1 - The Great North Road was transformative on photography in the UK and paved the way for a new generation of British colour photographers to emerge, from Nick Waplington to Anna Fox, Richard Billingham to Tom Wood.

Spanning the full length of England and into Edinburgh, Graham travelled repeatedly along the 'Great North Road' with a large format camera, to record the people, buildings, and landscape of early 1980's Britain. Now 40 years old, this book is as much art as it is a historical document of the years of Margaret Thatcher’s government and the UK’s declining industrial base.

This signed edition includes an extra image plate signed by the artist and glued into the inside back cover.


Title: A1 - The Great North Road
Publisher: Mack, 2020
Author: Paul Graham
Photographer: Paul Graham
Graphic Design: -
Format: Hardcover
Size: 24.3 x 32.2 cm, 96 pages
ISBN: 9781912339945
Edition: -



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