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GRIFFIN, Brian.Work.(London): Black Pudding Publishing [self-published], (1988).4to (297 x 297 mm), pp.89, . 73 black-and-white photographs, design by Davenport Associates. Black endpapers. Black cloth-covered boards, spine lettered in white and gilt, upper side stamped in gilt. White black-and-white photo-illustrated dust-jacket, text in black and gold. Complete as issued with the 10" vinyl record in white black-and-white photo-illustrated sleeve, printed in black and gold. Original cardboard box; some cracking to folds, tape removal mark to opening. Fine in the original box.First edition. Brian Griffin 'rose to prominence during the late 1970s and 1980s, the generation of Chris Killip, Graham Smith, and John Davies amongst others. However, he positioned himself at a remove from the prevailing social documentary ideology of British photography at that time. In the early 1970s, he was "discovered" by Roland Schenk, the Swiss art editor of the magazine, Management Today, and began a highly successful career taking corporate portraits, and then moving on to general commercial work' (The Photobook, vol.II p.68). Work contains a selection of Griffin's photographs from this period, including many that were made for Rosehaugh Stanhope
Developements plc, who were the original developers of Broadgate, the largest office development in London until the arrival of Canary Wharf in the early 1990s.