Fine; no jacket, as issued. This copy signed on the title page by the artist. No flaws to speak of. An exemplarary, quite close to as-new copy of this title, a career over-view for Simmons, and nicely signed. There do not seem to be many signed copies available. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The intimate ache of the dollhouse and its air of manipulation (whether as consumer object or ventriloquist dummy) has become as identified with pioneering photographer Laurie Simmons as with Ibsen. She's even designed a dollhouse for a toy company. Mostly self-taught, Simmons began working in the 1970s, when color and staged tableaux were first being explored by fine-art photographers, and has since mapped out a world all her own, mostly in haunting miniature. Over the past 25 years, her photographs have conveyed a bittersweet nostalgia for the 1950s, while edgily commenting on consumerism, feminism and other fraught aspects of postwar American culture. The accompanying essay by Kate Linker concentrates on selected series that cover the artist's entire oeuvre--from Ventriloquism, Walking Objects and Lying Objects to the 1997 Self-Portraits and Café of the Inner Mind--and so is essential reading for any photography aficionado.
From Publishers Weekly:
Populated by sad, anonymous dolls, walking houses and ventriloquist dummies, Simmons's photographs and installations elicit an unlikely mix of uneasiness and nostalgia. In the 1970s, she crafted miniature dramas of quiet desperation and conspicuous consumption by constructing and photographing tiny, delicate tableaux of solitary female dolls amid mod furnishings and appliances. As Kate Linker points out in her extensive opening essay, the ambivalent relationship between these little people and their various consumer goods has, in some form or another, remained a constant theme throughout the artist's career; Simmons herself calls it "the confusion between ourselves and our possessions." In the 1980s, this confusion became more literal in Simmons's Walking and Lying Objects series, in which purses, cameras and baked goods are pictured with human legs. Perhaps most affecting, thanks in part to this volume's beautiful full-color reproductions, is a later series of portraits of ventriloquist dummies. Atmospherically lit and shot against stylized backgrounds, these figures appear eerily human. But that's nothing compared with the somewhat bizarre culmination of Simmons's work—photographs of the artist herself in the form of a custom-made dummy. All in all, this is an unexpected, visually enticing document of an audacious, odd talent. 104 color images. (Oct.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Title: Walking Talking Lying
Publication Date: 2005
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Aperture. Condition: Used - Like New. Fine. Hardbound, No D-j. 2005. Originally published at $50.00. Seller Inventory # W84399
Book Description Aperture. Condition: New. Fine. Hardbound, No D-j. 2005. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Originally published at $50. Seller Inventory # W84399a
Book Description Aperture. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1931788596 Like New Condition, no local sales tax. Seller Inventory # Z1931788596Z1
Book Description Aperture. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1931788596 New. Seller Inventory # Z1931788596ZN
Book Description Aperture, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_222220288
Book Description Aperture, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Qto., 156 pages, illustrated. Unused, a Fine copy which looks as new. Seller Inventory # 085798
Book Description Aperture, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0010165631
Book Description Aperture, 2005. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1931788596-2-4
Book Description Aperture, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Fine 1st impression 1st ed 2005 Aperture hardback, no DJ as issued with inset photo to front cover, lovely high quality edition. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 1931788596. ISBN/EAN: 9781931788595. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 062284. Seller Inventory # 062284
Book Description Aperture. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1931788596 light shelfwear, NICE!. Seller Inventory # Z1931788596Z2