mannequins

mannequins
"wicker dolls, waxen women, wooden maidens...the mannequin, that paradox of 'inanimate life' displayed at every street corner, has been a subject of enduring fascination to photographers, writers and artists as well as to the general public it is designed to attract. whether the ideal of female beauty or a surreal parody of nature, the feelings the mannequin evokes are inevitable ambivalent if not disturbing, at it is above all this subtle mixture of attraction, consternation and eroticism that this book explores." this large volume features hundreds of images of mannequins from all eras in a variety of settings. sophisticated and unsettling.
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