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John Waters: Change of Life

John Waters: Change of Life
Your Price: $39.50 CDN
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Author: Essays by Marvin Heiferman, Gary Indiana, Lisa Phillips, and Brenda Richardson
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 142
Pub. Date: 2004
ISBN-10: 0810943069
ISBN-13: 9780810943063

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About the Book:

Known as a highly entertaining and controversial filmmaker, John Waters is also an artist and photographer. John Waters: Change of Life is a collection of his still photographic works made over the past decade. Includes essays by guest authors and an interview with Waters.

Once crowned "The Pope of Trash" by William Burroughs — and now hailed as the genius behind the smash-hit Broadway musical Hairspray, which won eight Tony awards — John Waters is not only a controversial director, but also a powerful, perceptive visual artist. This book, published on the occasion of his first major museum exhibition, surveys his still photographic works made over a decade, and also features stills from his seldom-seen no-budget films and objects from Waters's personal collection that reflect his fascination with photographic imagery, the mass media, and outrageous expressions of American popular culture. Waters's newer photographic work echoes themes that are central to all his work: race, sex, class, family, politics, celebrity, religion, the media, the allure of crime, glamour, and the skewering of cultural symbols and stereotypes. Waters's longevity as a cultural figure reflects his unique ability to tap into our most private attractions to the erotic, perverse, and sleazy, blatantly unleashing thoughts that polite society tries diligently to repress. As he moves from margin to mainstream, Waters's work in films, photography, and performance continues to resonate.

About the Author:

John Waters is an American filmmaker, author and photographer. He grew up in Baltimore, where he still lives, and has been making movies since he was seventeen.

Marvin Heiferman is a curator and writer specializing in photographic and visual culture.

Gary Indiana has published two collections of short stories and several novels.

Lisa Phillips is the Henry Luce III Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.

Brenda Richardson is a curator and writer who has contributed to catalogues on Bruce Nauman, Gilbert and George, and Willem de Kooning, among many others.

Todd Solondz has directed five critically acclaimed films, including Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, and Storytelling.

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