Mother

Mother

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by Judy Olausen, Vivian Olausen
     
 

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Now in paperback, the hilarious New York Times bestselling mother-daughter collaboration that rips the stuffing out of the motherhood cult

In the spirit of William Wegman and Cindy Sherman, Mother is a very funny, wickedly satiric collection of portraits of that most sacred institution: Mom. Photographing her own mother using 1950s' inspired props

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Now in paperback, the hilarious New York Times bestselling mother-daughter collaboration that rips the stuffing out of the motherhood cult

In the spirit of William Wegman and Cindy Sherman, Mother is a very funny, wickedly satiric collection of portraits of that most sacred institution: Mom. Photographing her own mother using 1950s' inspired props, Judy Olausen turns a lifelong homemaker into a surreal icon of all-American-style domestic submission. From "Mother as Coffee Table" to "Mother as Doormat" or "Roadkill," Olausen creates visual metaphors for Mother's role in the era just preceding the women's liberation movement.

The introduction tells us how Judy was inspired to take these over-the-top photographs and offers the occasional deadpan comments from Mother herself. "People watching us do these things think I'm being tortured by an oddball. But this way, Judy and I spend more time together." An embossed jacket featuring a photograph of Mother adds impact to a gift full of sharp insights and laughs for that very special woman on Mother's Day.

"What William Wegman has done for his dogs, Judy Olausen has done for her mother."--The New York Times Book Review

Mother appeared on The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140263626
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
PBK ED
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Judy Olausen, named one of the top ten photographers in the world by Hasselblad, is a commercial photographer and photojournalist. She and her mother live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Mother 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book in the bookstore at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in KC. I opened right up to 'Roadkill' and knew I had to get this book for my mother. It's fantastically amusing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the funniest book I have ever seen.