Book + Art: Artists' books from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
Family + Structure
Reversing the concealment of domestic life within the enclosed space of the home, these artists’ books give private experience public dimensions, writing and crafting stories into existence that would otherwise pass unnoticed and unremarked upon.
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Love and Marriage
Nava Atlas. Amberwood Press, 2008.
This altered comic book rewrites the dialogue to juxtapose present-day cultural obsessions with the visual culture of the 50s. The original advertisements have been left untouched as, according to the artists, their absurdity needs no embellishment.
Charlotte Murray. 2008.
This book features photographs of the artist's family with letters from Charlotte and her sisters written to their mother 27 years after her death.
Promise Not To Tell
Bisa Washington. Women's Studio Workshop, 2006.
This book is dedicated to all the children and adults who continue to suffer from abuse in silence.
Daddy Was King
Rochelle Kaplan. Women's Studio Workshop, 1991.
Stark black and white illustrations accompany the story of daughter living under a tyrannical father.
Rita MacDonald. Women's Studio Workshop, 1994.
Enclosed in a balsa wood doorway, Fam-i-ly includes dictionary definitions of filial roles superimposed by images of iconic tools and implements that evoke and shape those roles.
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