9783791357621-379135762X-Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera

ISBN-13: 9783791357621
ISBN-10: 379135762X
Author: Karnes, Andrea
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardcover 262 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783791357621
ISBN-10: 379135762X
Author: Karnes, Andrea
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardcover 262 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Karnes, Andrea wrote Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera comprising 262 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 379135762X and 9783791357621. Since then Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Accompanying a major survey of the American artist Laurie Simmons, this generously illustrated book features every important step of her ever-evolving career--from small black-and-white photographs of miniature furniture to large-scale, full color images featuring life-sized Japanese dolls.

Gender roles and identity, reality and its distortion, and the psychologically loaded myth of "normal life" are recurrent themes in Laurie Simmons's work. Taken chronologically, her career has followed a trajectory from miniature to full size, black-and-white to color, mechanical to human. Over more than four decades, the artist's authentic gaze has remained unflinching, whether she is composing tableaux of plastic figurines and props, or painting the eyelids of glamorous models and transforming them into doll-like humans with an unsettling stare. Her well-known series, such as "Walking and Lying Objects" and "The Instant Decorator," are featured here along with lesser-known series that explore underwater photography, self-portraiture, and a feature film starring Meryl Streep and a plastic dummy. The book includes an essay on Simmons's early iconic photographs, while other writings take closer looks at specific and more recent series. Renowned art historian and curator Michael Auping's interview with Simmons rounds out this book.
Copublished by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and DelMonico Books
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