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Halls & Oats

Jethro Marshall

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Halls & Oats is a photographic survey of Wessex village halls, shot by Jethro Marshall through the Autumn/ Winter of 2019 in South Somerset, West Dorset & East Devon. A typology of sorts, as much sociological record as architectural document. The book is introduced with an essay by designer &... ​​Read More

Halls & Oats is a photographic survey of Wessex village halls, shot by Jethro Marshall through the Autumn/ Winter of 2019 in South Somerset, West Dorset & East Devon. A typology of sorts, as much sociological record as architectural document. The book is introduced with an essay by designer & commentator, Sam Jacob:

“The hall itself is a statement of intent, a covenant – a promise even – of the possibility of community. Mutual and co-operative, they are of the people for the people. Democracy as space rather than representation.”

These mundane landmarks for rural Britain are presented in timeless, anonymous greyscale. Late 19th & 20th century buildings designed with efficiency and randomly extended by committee, are each captioned with local detail.

Published by West Country Modern
Design by Sam Blunden
Essay by Sam Jacob
20 x 26 cm
Softcover
36 pages
litho printed
1st Edition, 160 copies
English