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The granny alphabet

by Walker, Tim, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TR681.G73 W35 2013x [vol. 1-2]
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  TR681.G73 W35 2013x [vol. 1-2]
Artist-photographer Tim Walker has won a cult following for his flamboyant, lavishly staged, and surrealist fashion photography. Now he brings his unique brand of very British fantasia to a subject close to all our hearts: grandmothers.The first volume of this very special twinset offers a collection of characterful photographs of grannies and the things nearest to each of them, arranged alphabetically and accompanied by short, gently humorous verses by Kit Hesketh-Harvey. The second volume is delightfully populated with Lawrence Mynott's drawings of lively old ladies. Spirited, stylish, sweet--here are granny archetypes of every stripe. You'll find Lucinda, whose hat addiction shows no sign of waning, and Kitty, whose knitting skills are second to none. You might even meet the Queen--the most famous British granny of all.This whimsical vision of a rose-printed, feline-filled arcadia will be irresistible to enthusiasts of photography and contemporary illustration, and anyone touched by its delightful tribute to the grannies we love and admire.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "British photographer Walker (Story Teller), best known for staging fantastical spreads in magazines such as Vogue, turns his attention to the unexpected subject of grandmothers in this whimsical, irreverent two-volume boxed set. Though photo shoots with grannies might seem a reach for a fashion photographer, subject and artist turn out to be a surprisingly good fit. Walker introduces the project, an illustrated alphabet ("N": "Nasturtiums, narcissi and nectarines too/ Gardners never have nothing to do") as "part photographic love letter to the elderly and part documentation of the dying breed of little old ladies who live down the lane." The first volume provides a rich sampling of Walker's work at its most playful and opulent, with images of bubblegum pink dentures next to a pink-walled bathroom; a nana reclining among towering hat boxes; another dressed to the nines in a faux puma coat. Hesketh-Harvey's nonsensical yet charming verse, full of puns, creates an even deeper (and sillier) sense of reality. The book is accompanied by a second volume, with illustrations by Mynott and less text ("U is for Umbrella"), but would have stood well on its own. Illus. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Grandmothers -- Portraits.
Portrait photography.
Photography, Artistic.
Grandmothers -- Pictorial works.
Grandmothers -- Humor.
Alphabet books.
Publisher London :2013
Contributors Mynott, Lawrence, illustrator.
Hesketh-Harvey, Kit, contributor.
Language English
Notes Issued in a slipcase.
Both volumes have note in the colophon: "This is one volume of the two-volume publication The Granny Alphabet by Tim Walker."
Description 2 volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780500544266 (hbk.)
0500544263 (hbk.)
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