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War Primer 2 (Signed)

by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
War Primer 2 (Signed)
by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

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Published in paperback to coincide with a major exhibition at the Pompidou Centre dedicated to the work of Broomberg & Chanarin, War Primer 2 was originally released as a limited edition book in 2011. The book inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer.

Brecht’s publication is a collection of newspaper clippings, each accompanied by a four-line poem that he called Photo-epigrams. It was the culmination of almost three decades of intermittent activity. The title deliberately recalls the textbooks used to teach elementary school children how to read; Brecht’s book is a practical manual, demonstrating how to “read” or “translate” press photographs. Brecht was profoundly uneasy about the affirmative role played by the medium within the political economy of capitalism and referred to press photographs as heiroglyphics in need of decoding.

War Primer 2 is the belated sequel. While Brecht’s War Primer was concerned with images of the Second World War, War Primer 2 is concerned with the images of conflict generated by both sides of the so-called “War on Terror”.

Customer comment: "I’m very pleased with the book. If any of your customers are interested to know, War Primer 2 is excellent especially when matched up with Brecht’s War Primer 1 as republished by Verso." (David Beale)

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 290 mm

200 pages, 114 colour plates

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