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Waiting for the Magic

Written by Oscar Marzaroli , Jim Grassie , Robert Crawford

£25.00

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ISBN: 9781780271484
Published: 03 Oct 2013
Format: Hardback
Extent: 224
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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About the Book

This book celebrates Marzaroli's extraordinary talent with a number of specially-commissioned essays and a selection of previously unpublished photographs, as well as many of the iconic, much loved work for which he is renowned. The first section, 'Europe: A Man with a Vision' (Anne Marzaroli), highlights Oscar's journey into photography at the age of eighteen and features figure and landscape shots from Scotland and beyond, as well as photographs of family and friends. 'Waiting for the Magic' is a piece by the late James Grassie, who worked with Marzaroli on many of his documentary films. Photographs include land and seascapes, and images which explore the human response to the natural environment. 'Glasgow: A Dear Green Place' (Robert Crawford, St Andrews University) contains some of Marzaroli's most familiar Glasgow shots, as well as many images never before published. All are of extraordinary historical and social importance as they depict the city during a profound process of change. 'Marzaroli's People (Peter Ross, Scotland on Sunday).
Marzaroli's portraits always had a purpose and a point; his empathy is apparent as is his lack of intrusion and respect for people in their unique landscape, whether it be urban or country.


The Author

Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University. His six collections of poetry in English include A Scottish Assembly (Chatto, 1990), The Tip of My Tongue (Cape, 2003) and Selected Poems (Cape, 2005); work in Scots includes Sharawaggi (Polygon, 1990). Four of his collections have been Poetry Book Society Recommendations and he has won two Scottish Arts Council Book Awards. With Simon Armitage he edited The Penguin Book of Poetry from Britain and Ireland since 1945 (1998) and with Mick Imlah The New Penguin Book of Scottish Verse (2000). His latest book The Bard, a biography of Robert Burns, will be published by Cape in January 2009.