Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman

Retrospective

Book - 2000
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Norton Pub
This comprehensive catalogue traces the career of Cindy Sherman, examining her achievements as one of the leading American artists of our time. Renowned for her exploration of the construction of female identity, Sherman creates staged and manipulated photographs that draw upon the imagery of popular culture and art history. Her art embodies two of the most crucial developments in the art world in the last decade: the impact of postmodern theory on the practice of art, and the rise of photography and mass-media techniques as powerful modes of artistic expression. In her work she often assumes multiple roles, from B-movie starlet to shy schoolgirl, in order to create images that provoke, unsettle, and engage us. Essayists Amada Cruz, Amelia Jones, and Elizabeth Smith offer keen insight and observation from several distinct vantage points, positioning Sherman's work within the trajectory of feminist art history as well as revealing her influence on the art of the last two decades of the twentieth century. More than two hundred color images show the breadth of Sherman's body of work, from the Untitled Film Stills of the 1970s, to series such as Centerfolds, Fashion, Disasters, Fairy Tales, and History Portraits. This volume provides thought-provoking commentary and imagery, furthering our understanding of this extraordinary artist's work and ideas.

Blackwell North Amer
This comprehensive catalogue traces the career of Cindy Sherman, examining her achievements as one of the leading American artists of our time. By exploring the myriad constructions of female identity and the body in our culture, Sherman imitates and confronts assorted representational stereotypes, becoming for many an icon of the contemporary concerns of feminism and postmodernism.
Essayists Amada Cruz, Elizabeth A. T. Smith, and Amelia Jones offer keen insight and observations from several distinct vantage points, demonstrating that Sherman's work is a lens through which to view contemporary art and its ongoing concern with the profound issues of the structures of the self. More than 200 images show the breadth of Sherman's body of work, from the Untitled Film Stills of the 1970s to series such as Centerfolds, Fashion, Disasters, Fairy Tales, and History Portraits, as well as photographs influenced by surrealist artists. Also included are intriguing excerpts from Sherman's notebooks, selections from her contact sheets, and numerous Polaroid studies, all of which shed light on the artist's process.

Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2000
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780500279878
050027987X
Branch Call Number: 779.092 SHERM SHERM
Characteristics: ix, 219 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name jointly organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago"--Title page verso

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