Cindy Sherman: Retrospective

Cindy Sherman: Retrospective


By (author) Amanda Cruz, By (author) Amelia Jones, By (author) Elizabeth A.T. Smith

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 232mm x 304mm x 18mm | 1,320g
  • Publication date: 10 November 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 050027987X
  • ISBN 13: 9780500279878
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: 279 illustrations, 145 in colour
  • Sales rank: 336,028

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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. This volume, published on the occasion of an international touring exhibition, presents over 200 images from the breadth of Sherman's work, from the "Untitled Film Stills" of the 1970s to series such as "Centerfolds", "Fashion", "Disasters", "Fairy Tales" and "History Portraits". Essayists Cruz, Jones and Smith offer insights into Sherman's art from several vantage points, positioning it within the trajectory of feminist art history and revealing her influence since the 1970s.

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