Belgravia

Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr’s Belgravia describes through images and accompanying quotes, class and power amongst the international and wealthy during the beginning of Thatcherism in London.
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9780956992246

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Karen Knorr’s Belgravia describes through images and accompanying quotes, class and power amongst the international and wealthy during the beginning of Thatcherism in London.

Produced between 1979 and 1981 the images are now available for the first time in a beautiful artists monograph. Measuring 35 x 28 cm, printed on heavy stock and housed in a protective transparent jacket, the work describes the ‘everyday’ of a privileged minority, and whilst historically, portraiture of the upper classes has tended to be flattering, the combination of portraits and quotes from the subjects recorded during their sessions, brings Knorr’s work closer to satire.

Of the work, Knorr says “Belgravia is a cosmopolitan and rich neighbourhood in London near Harrods in Knightsbridge with many non-domiciled residents. My parents lived in Belgravia and the second image of the series is a photograph of my mother and grandmother in the front room of our “maisonette” on Lowndes Square. Yet the photographs are not about individuals but about a group of people and their ideas during a particular time in history. They are “non-potrtraits” in that they do not aim to flatter or to show the “truth” of these people. People are not named and remain anonymous.”

Sample images

Publisher: Stanley/Barker

Size: 350 × 280 mm

58 pages, 26 images

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More Information
ISBN 13 9780956992246
Publisher Stanley/Barker
Signed Copy Yes
Date Published 2015
Binding Hardcover
Binding Additional Hardcover (Paper Wrap / Tipped-in Image / Foil stamped / Protective Transparent Jacket)
Available for Pre-order? No