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Over a three week period in 2013, Gilden documented life in the Black Country area of the Midlands to unveil and study the changing landscape of post-industrialised Britain – its people, factories and homes.
Gilden focused on the neglected and marginalised communities; his goal was to shine a light not only on people who are often ignored in day to day society, but also on the trades and ideals that are slowly fading into history in the UK.
The design of this monograph directly draws upon the themes which Gilden investigated whilst producing the work. Bound using stainless steel screws to appear like a factory manual, the book is presented in a beautiful cover printed with silver on black paper, just like those worn doors found in real-life warehouses and factories; inside, instead of machinery, a series of large scale saturated images grab your attention, forcing you to pay full attention to the subjects.
Softcover with a flap
180 pages, 6 gatefolds
238 x 317 mm, Screwpost bound
Two different paper stocks inside