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artists' books; corsets; x-rays (radiation)
1 volume (unpaged) : 5 illustrations. Title, book artist's name, place of publication, and number of copies in edition from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers (distributor) website. Edition limited to 32 numbered copies. Text and decorations printed with metalic copper ink. "Letterpress printed on Suede Tex paper with photopolymer plates. Images of historic X-rays taken by Dr. Ludovic O'Followell in 1908 laser printed on Via Vellum papers."--Colophon. "In 1892 Benjamin Orange Flowers [that is, Flower] wrote the critical essay 'Fashion Slaves' chronicling the damaging effects corsets had on the female body. In 1908, the scientist Dr. Ludovic O'Followell took x-rays of women's bodies while they wore corsets to visually highlight those negative effects. 127 years after Flower's essay was published, our bodies may no longer be subject to the physical constraints of corsets, but they are still being policed and subjugated by the constraints of others to dangerous effects."--Artist's statement from dealer website. Bound in accordion fold format, each black double-sided decorated panel comprising an oval cutout with an inserted image printed on vellum paper; stitched hinges.
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Tacoma, Washington : Coxswain Press, 2018
©Tacoma, Washington : Coxswain Press, 2019
Materials / Techniques
letterpress printing; laser prints; accordion album bindings; paper