Place Space Series #3: John Waters

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In this issue of PLACE SPACE the ultimate hyphenate director-artist-writer-actor and national treasure, John Waters welcomes us into his kindly Baltimore home.

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Waters has achieved legendary status as a director with films ranging from the art house explosion PINK FLAMINGOS to the family friendly cult hit HAIRSPRAY. As a fine artist, Waters work has been shown in numerous shows as well as a retrospective at New York's New Museum in 2004. From the man who exposed the world to Divine, we see a surprising combination of off-kilter sophistication and conservative elegance encompass John's home. His voluminous dream house if filled with comprehensive collections exploring everything artful to dangerous. With an essay by Cindy Sherman. In this Place Space issue, visionary designer Todd Oldham focuses his incredible eye on the beauty and wit of John Waters quirky abode. Todd's exquisite photography results in elegant and humorous still lifes and portraits of America's beloved King of Sleaze in his disarmingly sweet and kindly Baltimore, Maryland home. As a director, John Waters has achieved legendary status with films such as the art house explosion Pink Flamingos to the family friendly Hairspray. His unique sensibility is evident in every corner of his home, which as Todd says ìlooks like the offspring of a warped public library and the Museum of Modern Art.î

Beautifully designed, this John Waters book comes wrapped in a custom designed poster for your home as well as tear out postcards featuring books from Waterís shelves such as ìSex on Horsebackî and ìGay Johnî! With inspired essays by Todd Oldham and renowned photographer Cindy Sherman, this Place Space issue is sure to delight hardcore Waterís fans and newcomers alike. Like a sophisticated game of ìI spyî, roaming through John Waterís overflowing bookshelves for clues to his inspiration is a true delight.

AMMOís Place Space books by the incomparable Todd Oldham, launches a new design series that celebrates singular places and the uncommonly devoted people who create them.

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Author Todd Oldham / Cindy Sherman
Publisher Ammo Books
Page Count 60pp
Publication Size 11 x 8.5
Publication Notes Softcover, Color, Includes Poster and Postcards
Publication Date July 29, 2008
ISBN 978-1934429020

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