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The Granny Alphabet

Tim Walker


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ISBN: 9780500544266
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Artist-photographer 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 his and all our hearts: grandmothers. This volume offers an assortment of characterful portraits.
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  • Boxed Set
    $40.70
ISBN: 9780500544266
ANNOTATION:
Artist-photographer 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 his and all our hearts: grandmothers. This volume offers an assortment of characterful portraits.

Annotation

Artist-photographer 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 his and all our hearts: grandmothers. This volume offers an assortment of characterful portraits.

Publisher Description

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 his and all our hearts: grandmothers. Pour yourself a cup of tea and step into an enchanted realm, where twinkling Miss Marple-types elope to Egypt in head-to-toe tartan or jet off to Mars on a flying saucer.... You'll find Lucinda, whose hat addiction shows no sign of waning (she even goes to bed in one), and Hattie, who'll give you a humbug if you're helpful. Brush up on your knitting skills to rival Kitty. Book 1 of this two-volume collection offers an assortment of characterful portraits by Tim Walker of grannies and the things dearest to them, arranged alphabetically and accompanied by short, gently humorous verses written by Kit Hesketh-Harvey. In Book 2, fashion illustrator Lawrence Mynott contributes his own A-Z of drawings of lively old ladies. Spirited, stylish, sweet - here are granny archetypes of every stripe.

Author Biography

Established photographer Tim Walker's work appears regularly in the world's best fashion magazines, including Vanity Fair, Love magazine, Harper's Bazaar and British Vogue.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey is an award winning performer, composer, writer and translator.

Table of Contents

Book 1: The Granny Alphabet, with photographs by Tim Walker and verse by Kit Hesketh-Harvey Book 2: The Granny Alphabet, with illustrations by Lawrence Mynott

Review

'A lovely book to celebrate growing older' - The Women's Room 'The fashion photographer's genius new book pours his whimsical style into beautiful shots of grannies doing things that they love. Silver is officially the new black' - InStyle 'Frivolous and affectionate fun' - Tatler 'Never before have grandmothers been so inspirational' - Vogue

Long Description

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.

Review Text

"With its array of octogenarian subjects clad in nubby cardigans, sensible shoes, croc handbags and whimsical hats -- not to mention a still life of fake teeth and the pattern from a plastic polka-dotted rain bonnet used as the book's endpaper -- The Granny Alphabet takes a droll view on aging."

Review Quote

"With its array of octogenarian subjects clad in nubby cardigans, sensible shoes, croc handbags and whimsical hats -- not to mention a still life of fake teeth and the pattern from a plastic polka-dotted rain bonnet used as the book's endpaper -- The Granny Alphabet takes a droll view on aging."

Product Details

Author
Tim Walker
Pages
148
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Language
English
ISBN-10
0500544263
ISBN-13
9780500544266
Media
Book
Year
2013
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrator
Lawrence Mynott
Photographer
Tim Walker
Publication Date
2013-11-04
Short Title
BOXED-GRANNY ALPHABET 2V
Format
Boxed Set
Illustrations
Illustrated in colour throughout
Audience
General/Trade