Book Description: Artist Book. The 17th title in the now-legendary "One Picture Book" Series by Nazraeli Press, one of the most superb ongoing projects of contemporary art photography. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Accompanied by one tipped-in, original print by the artist/photographer (hence the Series' name). An elegant production: Small-size volume format. Titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Martin Parr. Presents the bitingly satirical yet oddly moving work of the internationally acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr. Parr has long been fascinated by Communist countries and by their artifacts in particular. This small but perfectly presented selection of color images ("Still Lifes", as Martin Parr calls them) colorfully depicts a range of food from a plate of luncheon meat to a gloriously decorated cake, juxtaposed with the necessities of life: Toilet roll, a bar of soap, a dripping tap. "The photographs were taken between 1999 and 2002 in Cuba, Latvia, Lithuania and Kazakhstan. Not all these countries are still under Communist rule but the subjects of Parr's still lifes still survive. Martin Parr is a Magnum photographer whose work has been extensively exhibited and published worldwide" (Publisher's blurb). A neat triumph. 6 color plates, 1 original print. The most important and most influential living British photographer.