Weekly Giveaway :”Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight”

One of our favorite phrases of all time. Also a line from Shakespeare.
And it is from the motto of a beautiful book images of the UK based family holiday spot, Butlins.
Told in over 55 large format images, photographer John Hinde, may have been capturing, what he felt, was the essence of the place for advertising purposes, and left us with a brilliant study of the British middle class, and the way they played in a familial manner.

Of course, a book like this was brought to forefront by Martin Parr, an artist who knows how to shed light on the caste system in any culture, usually with a tight revelation of pieces and part that tell the story.
Show this book to a Brit and you will likely get a variety of responses, varying from fond memories to a turned up knows, a a working class holiday retreat.

In the US, Lefrak City welcomed home the soldiers from the war to a stability of an affordable place to live, comforting in it’s sameness to everyone else. Butlins thrived in an England that craved a little respite after the horrors of close at home WWII.
An affordable family holiday.
Everyone just wanted to know it was going be ok.

This was our first book purchased by Martin Parr, and his special eye, is always appreciated.

One book to giveaway, and you must be a subscriber to the free Newsletter, which comes very Weds. to your inbox.
It’s just our way of saying thanks for the extra support.

Like the book title says: “Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight”

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Instagram

Upcoming Events

Is there an event we should know about?
Let us know on twitter.

Current Exhibitions

  • Met Breuer
  • Diane Arbus-In The Beginning
  • July 12th – November 27th, 2016
  • 945 Madison Avenue
  • New York, NY 10021
  • Phone: 212.731.1675
  • Whitney Museum
  • DANNY LYON: MESSAGE TO THE FUTURE
  • June 17, 2016 – Sept. 25th, 2016
  • 99 Gansevoort Street
  • New York, NY 10014
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Getty Center
  • Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
  • March 15–July 31, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Nan Goldin
  • May 26–August 10, 2016
  • 11 West 53 Street
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel:212-708-9400
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Simen Johan
  • May 26–August 10, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • ATTITUDE: PORTRAITS BY MARY ELLEN MARK, 1964–2015
  • MAY 5 – JUNE 29, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • Cornelia Hediger, 02/01-07/09
  • June 1st-July 16th, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Peter Fetterman Gallery
  • Neil Leifer
  • June 4 – September 3, 2016
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 90404
  • Phone: 310.453.6463
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

Is there an exhibition we’re missing? Let us know on twitter.

Like what we’re posting?
Join us on Flickr.