London / New York: Phaidon Press, 2004 / 2006. First editions. 4tos., 320 / 336 pp., fully illustrated from color photographs. Fine, near new in color illustrated dust jackets. Volume I is SIGNED by Martin Parr on the half-title page. Item #52909
To this cataloguer's mind, the best of the compendiums that purport to critically discern the most important photographically illustrated books; the authors guide the reader through the various thematic and epochal publications with cogent essays, and of great importance to the collector, accurate bibliographic data. A third volume was published in 2014.