Estate by Rob Clayton
Over 128 pages with 67 colour plates, Clayton’s work is classic social documentary. Capturing the ‘everyday’ on a housing estate in the early 1990’s, the stage he presents is a moment in time - the decline and destruction of such estates is underway just as the ideology of the welfare state that created them was being dismantled too. We are taken on a journey from a distant view, around streets and communal areas and then inwards into the homes of residents, from wide vistas to architectural detail. ‘Estate’ is a compelling, sensitive and enlightening narrative illustrating a moment in time in the British urban landscape.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pictures capture the spirit of the estate very precisely." Ken Loach, Film Director
"The way you've put it all together feels like a narrative too, as if you're following the story of those characters and that place. And the photos themselves are so beautifully framed and composed, creating a rather epic feel to these everyday moments. Anyone with an interest in postwar British social history, modernist architecture or street photography would really enjoy this book." John Grindrod Author
“An overlooked book of British brilliance” Brad, Feuerhelm, American Suburb X