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Cindy Sherman

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Published to accompany the first major survey of Cindy Sherman's work in the United States in nearly 15 years, this publication presents a stunning range of work from the groundbreaking artist's 35-year career. Showcasing approximately 180 photographs from the mid-1970s to the present, including new works made for the exhibition and never before published, the volume is a...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Museum of Modern Art (first published January 1st 2012)
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Petra Xtra Crunchy
Jul 17, 2013 Petra Xtra Crunchy marked it as books-to-order-and-read  ·  review of another edition
I really love Cindy Sherman's photographs, although I don't think of her as a photographer. I think of her as artist who works in the photographic medium. I'm looking for engagement, not placement or lighting, when I go to her exhibitions or look through a book like this.

Daedalus Books have this $40 book for a bargain price only $19.95. I will buy it from the wholesale division and get a discount on that.

I'm really looking forward to this. I love art and photography books but I can't really affo...more
Lisa Vegan
Aug 19, 2013 Lisa Vegan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Lisa by: Petra Xtra Crunchy
This is the type of book I most enjoy after I’ve seen an exhibition and I read this cold, without really knowing anything about the artist. There are a couple excellent, essays and a short interview with John Waters, but the captions for each art piece don’t have the kind of extra information I like to read. While some of the works are shown so that their scale is obvious, and I did appreciate that, I don’t think they captured the power and feelings seeing the museum exhibit would. Seeing the ex...more
William West
I've long been a big Sherman fan. I can't say that this major retrospective changed my thinking about her work, but it reaffirmed that she is definitely one of the most important artists alive.
Going into the show, I meditated upon the fact that I hesitated to call Sherman a "photographer," even though that is blatantly the medium in which she works. Even though the lighting and composition in the photos is generally superlative one does not look at a Sherman for its aesthetic allure but for the...more

The photos in the book are much better than nothing but they lack the impact of the full-size ones in the MoMA exhibit earlier this year. The Respini and Burton essays are interesting if a bit "jargonistic" but the Sherman/Waters interview seemed more enlightening. And the shuffling of chronology gets a mixed response, at least from me.
Erin Tuzuner
A picture's worth a thousand words, if you're a non academic. Intention, interpretation, politics: all inform and invalidate the work of artists.
Published to coincide with the MOMA show. Includes an interview by John Waters.
Boy do I love Cindy Sherman. She's weird. Wild. Odd. Disturbing and so interesting.
I love her photographs.
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