Photographs by Cara Phillips.
Fw:, 2012. 208 pp., color illustraitons throughout, 8½x10¼".
Beauty stalks us with a condescending eye. From television screens to magazines, shop windows to billboards, there is hardly a face or figure that hasn’t been trimmed, polished, or reinvented to beleaguer us with an increasingly unattainable paradigm of physical beauty. Here Cara Phillips explores the reassuring environments and ominous implements of cosmetic surgery. The book provides a voyeuristic view into the pristine temples of physical transformation while simultaneously offering an insightful critique of our culture of narcissism.
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