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LOWN, Rebecca
LOWN, Rebecca
LOWN, Rebecca

LOWN, Rebecca

Procrustes' Bed

Purchase, NY: Printed by Clifton Meador at the Center for Editions, 1990. 3 vols: "Face," "Buttocks," and "Breasts." Each 4 x 4-1/2 in., signature-bound in self-wrappers & offset printed in three colors. Housed in a glossy folding card case with string binding. Light wear and rubbing to wraps; very near fine. Mild creasing and wear to case.

An attractively designed trio of artist's books pairing text and images to explore the societal expectations placed on women regarding body image. Title references the legendary Greek bandit who would violently resize his victims to fit on his iron bed. As noted in the case, the text of "Buttocks" was borrowed from a 1988 Jill Neimark Mademoiselle article titled "Slaves of the Scalpel." Uncommon in the trade; 19 copies located via OCLC. 

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