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Cindy Sherman (Essential Series) Hardcover – 1 Nov 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams (Nov. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740702874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740702877
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 15.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,690,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Cindy Sherman is a ground-breaking American photographer, born in 1954. She began her "Film Stills" series at the age of 23, gaining early recognition, and has followed it with remarkable experiments in color photography. Her art has won her wide recognition and praise, and been collected and exhibited by major museums throughout the world since 1980. A major retrospective exhibition of her work was shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Dallas Museum of Art. Sherman is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She is represented by Metro Pictures gallery in New York.

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This book is very easy to read, it is not dry like any of the other art books which you may read. It will tell you everything you need to know about Cindy Sherman, her life and her work. There is enough information in it to write an essay on her, buy it now!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction to this Remarkable Artist 21 May 2000
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Format: Hardcover
This short book can serve as a wonderful non-technical introduction to the work of Cindy Sherman. The book is filled with reproductions of her work from various periods in her stylistic evolution. Wisely, the author does not seek to didactically interpret Sherman's work for the reader-- instead she presents the material while raising a number of issues for the reader to contemplate.
For those unfamiliar with Sherman's work, one of the most striking aspects is her use of her own self as model in most of her works (especially those from earlier in her career). Her later works are a little more dangerous-- using dolls and other non-human subjects in often graphically subversive sexual contortions.
Cindy Sherman is a true contemporary genius in that her works speak to a very large audience on various levels of meaning. My only reservation about the book is that it seems a little too brief in its discussion of Sherman's biography (although the inclusion of her early work is certainly revealing). One wonders about the "real" Cindy Sherman-- and how she differs from the "Cindy Sherman" that appears in the Untitled Film Stills that solidified her position as a great American artist.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull 27 April 2014
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Not only is it a beautiful coffee table book of photography, it serves as an instruction manual for up-and-coming portrait photographers…a must-read.”
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great photographic work. 5 April 2000
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Format: Hardcover
I was just surfing around and stumbled in here. I've read this title, Anyone unfamiliar with the model in question should get this and anyone familiar should read this as it is one of the greatest books on her. The only reason this does not get 5 stars is pieces of it I thought were wordy and a bit belaboring. Overall a great read however.
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