Marks of Distinction


By Karen Knorr.

Documenting the socially rigid, elite English society of the 1980s, Karen Knorr's ravishingly beautiful, formally composed images are deliberately, intoxicatingly ambiguous. Comprised of four sequences - Belgravia, Gentlemen, Country Life and Connoisseurs - Knorr's sardonic approach to her subject-matter is at once critical and awestruck, distant and sensual, yet with a humorous undercurrent. As outsiders, the 'tasteful' excess of the obscenely wealthy, has always been supremely fascinating and repulsive; and it's this emotional discomfort that interest Knorr too.  

Publication date: 1991

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Details: Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st Edition. 131p.

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