Monday, 7 May 2012

Roadside Britain Book:

Its with great pleasure that I announce the pre-launch of Roadside Britain. Published by diesel books this July, the work completes Sam Mellish's study of the traditional roadside service industry throughout the UK - a parallel of the route 66 culture. Incase you're new to this blog, a small synopsis of the work is highlighted below, while do read more to learn about the project, it's history, developments, supporters and even exhibitions. The latest title has kindly been introduced by photography critic Max Houghton as well as author and social and cultural historian Joe Moran. Copies can be pre-ordered from Waterstones online while details of the official launch will be uploaded soon:

Title Synopsis:
Roadside Britain is a limited edition monograph, which aims to represent the traditional and quintessential aspects of trunk roadside culture, with emphasis on location and environment. Over a four-year period, taking inspiration from the iconic Route 66 culture of America, Sam Mellish ventured along the UK’s many trunk roads to bring home a real taste of roadside Britain. Inspired by the likes of Paul Graham and the photography of the Farm Security Administration survey of 1930’s America, Sam created the work with an innate desire to learn more about his homeland and its own roadside culture, coupled with a real love of the open road and a good cup of tea. 

Bibliographic Information:
Title: Roadside Britain
Genre: Photography & Art limited edition Monograph

Author: Sam Mellish
Introduced By: Max Houghton
Preface By: Joe Moran
ISBN: 978-0-9566928-1-8
Publisher: diesel books
Pages: 168
Type: Hardback with Jacket
Size: 270 by 190mm
Cost: £20

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