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Cindy Sherman: Retrospective

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American artist Cindy Sherman creates staged and manipulated photographs that draw on popular culture and art history to explore female identity. Her art embodies two developments in the art world: the impact of postmodern theory on art practice; and the rise of photography and mass-media techniques as modes of artistic expression.
Paperback, 219 pages
Published December 12th 2003 by Thames & Hudson (first published 1997)
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Little Miss Esoteric
cindy sherman is my FAVORITE photographer. hands down. the book has some of her notes and a lot of narrative, in addition to some of her work. i think in order to appreciate the book, you would already have to be interested in Sherman's work.
I looked at it and bought it at the strand when I was feeling particularly cool one day. And then my cat walked across the book going mew mew mew.
I love her project, which is to put herself in all sorts of different scenarios and change her appearance using wigs, make-up, clothing, until she is unrecognizable to herself, and photographing herself in various settings suitable to her made-up persona. The closest visual art I've seen of what it's like to write fiction. Tons and tons of photographs, some that are disturbing, some that I could stare at for hours.
Rachel Jones
Cindy Sherman is a national treasure.
Sep 19, 2007 Jil rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: art-criticism loving feminists
Shelves: school
ABSOLUTELY UNPLEASANT. There were sentences in this book so long-winded and contrived that I called people up to read aloud the ridiculousness.

I did not like the pics she took
I did not like them in a book
I did not like the essays, either
I would never want to be her
I did not like this, not at all
Not in spring and not in fall.
daniel jasiak
To read all the Time !!!
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Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and film director of Office Killer, best known for her conceptual portraits. Sherman currently lives and works in New York City. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Award. She is represented by Sprüth Magers Berlin London in Europe and Metro Pictures gallery in New York.
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