Thursday, April 12, 2012

Over the Counter #105

What book caught my eye this week as it passed over my library counter and under the scanner? Boring Postcards USA edited by Martin Parr. Actually, I found them kind of fascinating!

From the publisher Phaidon:

" A companion to Martin Parr's fascinating and extremely funny Boring Postcards, this collection brings together 160 of the dullest postcards of 1950s, 1960s and 1970s America.

  • Hilarious views of quintessentially ordinary America, including motels, shopping malls, truck stops and interstate highways.

  • Reveals poignant insights into postwar American social, cultural and architectural values."

  • (Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

    1 comment:

    bermudaonion said...

    That does sound fascinating!