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John Kasmin Postcards - Want Softback Catalogue

Want is a compilation of postcards collected by the legendary art dealer John Kasmin. The subjects are beggars photographed predominantly in the nineteenth-century.

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Dimensions 18 x 12cm
Fabric & material Paperback
No. of Pages 128
No. of Illustrations 100
SKU 02081090

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Product story

Want is a compilation of postcards collected by the legendary art dealer John Kasmin. The subjects are beggars photographed predominantly in the nineteenth-century. Beggars are one of the most evocative subjects in Kasmin's collection and this selection of postcards reflects the arresting imagery and engaging - although often disturbing - social narratives that first attracted him to the mendicant motif. In a series of short commentaries Kasmin articulates that attraction, going behind each of the postcards to establish their provenance and describe their fascination.

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