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Anna Gaskell (PowerHouse)

Publisher: New York: powerHouse Cultural Entertainment, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1576870693
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112729



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and drawings by Anna Gaskell. Story by Thom Jones. Essay by Nancy Spector. 152 pp., with 75 four-color plates finely printed in Germany by Steidl, Göttingen. 13-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches.




Mining Lewis Carroll, Hollywood horror films, Cindy Sherman, and no doubt experiences from her own girlhood, Gaskell's first monograph is a revealing collection of girlish devilry.

From the publisher: "Girls' heads bowed in a secretive huddle, girls' hands wrapped 'round another girl's arm, girls' bare legs and feet dangling in a chorus, girls' lab-coated figures standing in a clinical circle. Girls staring into another girl's mouth, girls being eaten by one another, girls throttling another girl's two-foot long neck. Girls' stockings, girls' hair, girls' spindly hands and skinny legs. In this, her first artist's book, are Anna Gaskell's girls, in mysterious color photographs and scratchy, toothy drawings."