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Bound Tight

ByTaylor Cox
Tacoma, Washington: Coxswain Press, 2019. Edition of 32.

5 x 7"; 7 panels plus end boards. Double sided. Letterpress printed on Suede Tex paper with photopolymer plates. Images of historic X-rays taken by Dr. Ludovic O'Followell in 1908 laser printed on Via Vellum papers. Exposed sewn binding. Cloth covered boards with oval shaped paper illustration on front board. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Taylor Cox: "In 1892 Benjamin Orange Flowers wrote the critical essay 'Fashion Slaves' chronicling the damaging effects corsets had on the female body. In 1908, the scientist Dr. Ludovic O'Followell took x-rays of women's bodies while they wore corsets to visually highlight those negative effects.

"127 years after Flower's essay was published, our bodies may no longer be subject to the physical constraints of corsets, but they are still being policed and subjugated by the constraints of others to dangerous effects."

Bound Tight

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