Book + Art: Artists' books from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
Body + Politics
This collection of books challenges the conventional notion that gender and sex necessarily correspond. Constrained, concealed, pushed up and pulled back, these books show how the body has been coerced into conforming to the taste of the times.
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A Revealing History of Women's Underwear
Cathering Michaelis. May Day Press, 2007.
Upright. This item includes illustrations depicting the evolution of women's undergarments.
Wrongly Bodied: Documenting the Transition from Female to Male
Clarissa Sligh. Leeway Foundation, 2009.
Cover. Wrongly Bodied tells the story of a white female's transition to a male body and the story of Ellen Craft, a 19th slave who escaped bondage by dressing as a man.
Wrongly Bodied Two
Clarissa Sligh. Women's Studio Workshop, 2004.
Cover. Continues the story Sligh began in the original Wrongly Bodied.
Cynthia Thompson. Women's Studio Workshop, 2003.
Cover. Using photographic images of the female body, Conceal explores the themes of shame, denial, and sexuality.
Catherine Michaelis. May Day Press, 2004.
Constructed as an eight panel accordion fold, this book is dedicated to the artist's mother's skill at sewing.
It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This
Shana Agid. Rind Press, 2004.
Woodcut illustrations accompany the story of family history, national history, and the author's transgender identity.
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