By Jethro Marshall
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HALLS & OATS
The 5th book in the West Country Modern series is another socio architectural study of the rural landscape. Documenting the humble village hall as the ultimate democratic space, Halls & Oats is a black and white photographic essay of utilitarian bucolic construction. The images are introduced with an essay by Architect and Critic Sam Jacob. Jethro Marshall’s images document these Devon & Dorset countryside landmarks, the literal centres of community that quietly house the leisure and civic pastimes essential to the day to day lives of rural Britain. “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”.
West Dorset, 2020, 20cm x 26cm, 36pp, illustrated, Paperback. 200 x 260mm