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Fading Ads of Birmingham by Charles Buchanan
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Fading Ads of Birmingham (edition 2012)

by Charles Buchanan (Author)

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The fading advertisements on the walls of Birmingham's buildings paint an illuminating picture of the men and women who built an industrial boomtown in the first half of the twentieth century. Advertising expert, artist and writer Charles Buchanan unravels the mysteries behind Birmingham's ghost signs to reveal glimpses of the past now hidden in plain sight. Featuring stunning color photography by Birmingham native Jonathan Purvis.… (more)
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Buchanan investigates an expansive collection of Birmingham's fading painted advertisements, full of interesting details and well-informed context. Jonathan Purvis' photographs are given the space and color they need to communicate as well as the text. ( )
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The fading advertisements on the walls of Birmingham's buildings paint an illuminating picture of the men and women who built an industrial boomtown in the first half of the twentieth century. Advertising expert, artist and writer Charles Buchanan unravels the mysteries behind Birmingham's ghost signs to reveal glimpses of the past now hidden in plain sight. Featuring stunning color photography by Birmingham native Jonathan Purvis.

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