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- DescriptionCharlotte Cory's Visitors are truly creatures of fantasy and fascination - each so delicately posed that we think can that be real? A ble tiger in full military regalia, a dejected donkey slumped in a chair in a sparse studio setting, and a haughty kangaroo holding a cricket bat and gazing out at us dismissively. What kind of extraordinary creatures are these? Cory's images rework cartes de visite, the photographic visiting cards that were a Victorian craze. Many millions were produced and are w so commonly discarded in junk shops that they are almost worthless.Can there be anything more poignant than a person got up in their best bib and tucker, preserved for a posterity that is longer interested? Yet there is something assuredly sadder than discarded photographs of forgotten faces and family pets: all those stuffed animals in museums, shot long ago t on glass plates but with guns, their very bodies preserved for posterity to gawk at. Where did this moth-eaten lion sniff his last antelope? How many of us have stood with our ses pressed to the glass eyeing these captured creatures? The Visitors is a remarkable book that draws us into an imagined world of immense power and originality.
- Author BiographyIn addition to her photographic work Charlotte Cory is an established novelist and writes regularly for BBC Radio. She has published three novels with Faber & Faber; her next historical novel will be published by Harper Collins.
- Author(s)Charlotte Cory
- PublisherDewi Lewis Publishing
- Date of Publication10/04/2007
- Place of PublicationStockport
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintDewi Lewis Publishing
- Content Note61 photographs
- Weight340 g
- Width145 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine15 mm
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