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Another Happy Day: Found Photographs Collected by Jonah Samson

Samson, Jonah

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ISBN 10: 0920293891 / ISBN 13: 9780920293898
Published by Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, 2014
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Brand new book in excellent condition in every respect. Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Another Hapy Day at Presentation House Gallery from 9/12 to 10/27, 2013. Approx. 70 pages in yellow cloth back board, pictorial front. Bookseller Inventory # 134532

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Title: Another Happy Day: Found Photographs ...

Publisher: Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Pictorial Boards

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Another Happy Day is a compilation of anonymous, mostly black-and-white photographs found on eBay from the private collection of the Canadian artist, collector and writer Jonah Samson. Titled after a line from Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days ("This is going to be a happy day! ANOTHER HAPPY DAY"), the book can be read as an ironical or darkly humorous take on happiness, as its vintage imagery traverses the melancholy, the obscured, the forlorn and the preposterous. Throughout, sepia scenes of mildly homoerotic posturing, slapstick play or gymnastic antics mix freely with mistier, more sober imagery of obliterated faces and what seem to be long-forgotten moments and places, strung together along a carefully orchestrated narrative flow. Intimate in its production and feel, this handsome clothbound volume offers a warm-hearted paean to photographic history and life’s perpetual brevity.

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