Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Jaleen Grove - Words, Images & Ideas
Materials + Techniques
Risograph printed instant book
In eighteenth-century Europe, upper-class women's increasing access to education coincided with the invention of the novel. Both of these were considered frivolous by men, who believed that reading was a waste of women's time. Furthermore, we have proof that some of the novels kept by women contained explicit sexual content, which encouraged women to celebrate their sexuality in a way they never had before. This zine is a tribute to those little books, informally known as "one-handed books", little-known catalysts of a wave of eighteenth-century female empowerment.
Connor Parsely FAV 20
artists' books, Baker & Whitehill