Per Una Espressione Nuova / Towards New Expression [Signed]
A signed and inscribed copy of this fiercely feminist artist's book, which articulates, through a series of black-and-white images, a critical stance towards the "subordinate and unclarified" portrayal of women's genitalia in art from classical to contemporary times. Santoro's book generated some controvery when it was censored by The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
Self-published, 1979. Second edition (following the 1974 first). Signed, dated, and inscribed by Santoro on the title page. Signature-bound in printed wraps. 8 x 6 in. Unpaginated (~40pp.). Laid-in is a single folded sheet reproducing the slightly longer introductory text from the first edition. Very near fine, with only some light softening/curling at corners. Relatively scarce in institutional holdings; even more uncommon in the trade, particularly with signature.