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The ballad of George Barrington / Matthias Meyer, Alexander Rischer
Bib ID 7733308
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Meyer, Matthias, 1972- artist
 
Description Berlin : The Green Box, 2018 
©2018 
130 pages, 30 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. + 1 supplement (32 unnumbered pages) 
ISBN 9783941644946 ((cloth))
3941644947 ((cloth))
Summary

The Ballad of George Barrington is a travel and research project about the life of the notorious pickpocket whose career brought him from the aristocratic circles in late 18th century London to Australia, where he became chief of police in Parramatta. The book is an essential component of this artistic research project, featuring amongst other findings, original transcripts of the court cases against Barrington, that will be published in German for the first time. In addition to photographic testimonies, the book combines real as well as created documents and objects related to Barrington. Barrington is ahead of his time when it comes to media self-marketing, his motivation being a craving for recognition and the pleasure he takes when performing his speeches in public. The Ballad of George Barrington is a search for stolen goods, documents, precious and mundane objects, persons and their relations to one another. Since its start in 2015 the project was realised during research travels to Dublin, London, St. Petersburg, Paris and Sydney. -Based on information from the publisher.

Notes

Übersetzung: Barbara Uppenkamp ; Übersetzung der Gedichte: Ferdinand Leopold ; Gestaltung: Anna Bertermann, Mathias Meyer. -Colophon.

Supplement (in pocket on inside front board) contains English translation and original texts.

Parallel texts in German and English.

Subjects Barrington, George, 1755-1804.  |  Pickpockets -- Great Britain -- Biography.  |  Convicts -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Trials (Larceny) -- Great Britain.  |  Prisoners -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Artists' books.  |  New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Rischer, Alexander, 1968- artist  |  Uppenkamp, Barbara, translator  |  Leopold, Ferdinand, 1960- translator  |  Bertermann, Anna, book designer  |  Green Box, issuing body

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