Publisher: London: Rocket, and Essen: 20.21, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112970
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 2002 copies (this being #577), signed and numbered by Parr on day-glo green sticker affixed to the inside back cover. Soft cover. Royal blue, cloth-textured laminated wrappers, with title and mobile phone graphic printed in white on cover; title in white on spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Martin Parr. Includes cardstock dividers in the form of index tabs separating the different locations from where Parr took the photographs: Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the "Rest of the World." Designed by Jonathan Stephenson at Rocket Press, London. 192 pp. (not including tabbed dividers), with 192 full-bleed four-color plates (48 of the plates are two-page spreads), printed by Andrew Kilburn Print Services, Leeds, on heavy newsprint paper from scans by Adtec Ltd., London. 11 3/8 x 8 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition "Martin Parr: The Phone Book" held at Rocket Gallery, London, and at 20.21 in Essen, Germany.
Fine (some rubbing to the wrappers, endemic to the title).
According to Richard Pinsent of The Art Newspaper, Parr's images "detail our global obsession with accessibility, movement, and instant communication through direct, near-intimate, photo-surveillance shots of individuals pictures as they speak on their mobile phones."