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.<br /><br />
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Cover. 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 the artists, their absurdity needs no embellishment.

Love and Marriage (Cover)

Love and Marriage. Nava Atlas. Amberwood Press, 2008.<br /><br />
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Interior. 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 the artists, their absurdity needs no embellishment.

Love and Marriage (Interior)

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.

Dear Mom. Charlotte Murray. 2008.<br /><br />
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This book features photographs of the artist&#039;s family with letters from Charlotte and her sisters written to their mother 27 years after her death.

Dear Mom

Dear Mom. Charlotte Murray. 2008.<br /><br />
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This book features photographs of the artist&#039;s family with letters from Charlotte and her sisters written to their mother 27 years after her death.

Dear Mom

Dear Mom

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&#039;s Studio Workshop, 2006.<br /><br />
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Cover. This books is dedicated to all the children and adults who continue to suffer from abuse in silence.

Promise Not to Tell (Cover)

Promise Not To Tell. Bisa Washington. Women&#039;s Studio Workshop, 2006.<br /><br />
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Interior. This book is dedicated to all the children and adults who continue to suffer from abuse in silence.

Promise Not to Tell (Interior)

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&#039;s Studio Workshop, 1991.<br /><br />
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Cover. Stark black and white illustrations accompany the story of daughter living under a tyrannical father.

Daddy was King (Cover)

Daddy Was King. Rochelle Kaplan. Women&#039;s Studio Workshop, 1991.<br /><br />
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Interior. Stark black and white illustrations accompany the story of daughter living under a tyrannical father.

Daddy was King (Interior)

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.

Fam-i-ly. Rita MacDonald. Women&#039;s Studio Workshop, 1994.<br /><br />
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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.

Fam-i-ly

Fam-i-ly. Rita MacDonald. Women&#039;s Studio Workshop, 1994.<br /><br />
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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.

Fam-i-ly

Fam-i-ly

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.

Family Game. Emily Martin. Naughty Dog Press, 2003.<br /><br />
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Cover. Folding out into a classic gameboard which winds around anecdotes of family life, this book approaches the institution of family with witty ambivalence.

The Family Game (Cover)

The Family Game. Emily Martin. Naughty Dog Press, 2003.<br /><br />
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Interior. Folding out into a classic gameboard which winds around anecdotes of family life, this book approaches the institution of family with witty ambivalence.

The Family Game (Interior)

Family Game

Emily Martin. Naughty Dog Press, 2003.

Folding out into a classic gameboard which winds around anecdotes of family life, this book approaches the institution of family with witty ambivalence.

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