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Cindy Sherman : Retrospective Paperback – 10 Nov 1997

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 2nd edition (10 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050027987X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500279878
  • Product Dimensions: 30.7 x 23.3 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Format: Paperback
Ideas straight from Cindy Sherman herself. Includes notes she has made based on what she wants for her future work and while it is progressing. Also shows film strips of a series of images that she chose from (untitled film stills) really intresting seeing which image she chose from out of her selection.
Worth the money and great clarity of images, also refers to other photographers similar to her work etc
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4.0 out of 5 stars loved it 14 Oct. 1999
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Format: Paperback
A great overview of Cindy Sherman's art with very few gaps. A quick response to an above statement: The disgust you feel is a great part of how one should look at her work. One of the most fascinating aspects in all her photos is the ability she has to construct blantant lies that we react to almost as passionately as what we feel to be genuine. As for her dolls, it's more along the lines of her very merrily reconstructing versions of the human body that are obviously false yet we still search for their anatomical processes. The aspects of them that one finds disgusting are more like the silly goo of a cheap horror movie or the ridiculous body part shots of the sleaziest silicone laden porno. Despite our knowing it's inherent phoniness, we still are frightened, disgusted, and aroused. As I said before, that's a key to her work. Frankly, if you are that disturbed by plastic excrement and genitalia, but not phased at all by the phycological twisting and tension so prevelant in her earlier work, then maybe modern art overall just isn't your cup of tea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I saw the Retrospective Show, and I bought the book. 19 Jan. 2006
By CanadianArtist - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I saw the Retrospective show at the Art Gallery of Ontario back in 1999 and bought the book right after at the gallery bookstore. I later went back and saw the show two more times and also read the book from cover to cover. IT IS FABULOUS. It is no wonder Cindy Sherman is considered to be one of the top ten most influential artists of the 20th century. I especially love the notes in the book, showing how she arranges her ideas, how she deliberately uses feminism and ideas that are disgusting in order to make her social statements. Her artwork is deliberately controversial and its not for all people. (Jerry Falwell once said that Sherman was "spawn of the devil", but who actually listens to him?) But if you like controversy and if you like artwork that makes you think, buy this book. - A Fellow Artist.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview 16 May 2013
By Chk - Published on Amazon.com
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Pretty inclusive retrospective of Sherman's work. If you want to look at all of the 'film stills', there is a separate book for that. Some are included here. Overall a good deal and a necessary addition to any photo library.
5.0 out of 5 stars CINDY SHERMAN - Sweetheart! What a lovely thing to see. 4 Jun. 2012
By Samuel W. Pate - Published on Amazon.com
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Yep - it's a cool book to read and the photos are provocative to say the least. I love Cindy Sherman. Wish we were in college together. I would love to meet her in NYC for some fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book of a great artist 21 May 2007
By David Gary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A good retrospective of Cindy Sherman.

Decent printing and good editing.
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