Edition : First / Manchester / Winterthur / Cornerstone Publications / Fotomuseum / 1993 / Softcover. / Near Fine / VG+ Small 4to, Unpaginated (ca 112pp). White wraps in dustwrapper. Text in English and German. Tiny closed tear to dustwrapper. Flatsigned by Graham to titlepage.
With the dawning of a new era in Europe and its promise of a future free from the shackles of the past, this book seeks to dig beneath this “euro-topian” dream, to question the rush to the “California promise” of capitalism and remind people of the history that is part of a country’s development. Paul Graham’s photographs range across the European tableaux of 1993’s unified market. They engage echoes of the past, from the dictators of Franco and Hitler to the Holocaust and the Irish conflict, and interweave the historic burden with imagery of today’s society.