By Cheri Gaulke
Rosendale, New York: Women's Studio Workshop, 1991.
Edition of 200.
6.5 x 9.75"; 20 pages. Letterpress and color photographs. Printed on Curtis Tuscan Terra, Rives BFK, UV Ultra, and handmade paper with toenails and hair, and a seed packet. Handsewn pamphlet binding with a two-leaf pull out, which contains a pop-up. Within the pocket-like pop-up is an envelope containing a miniature metal shoe and instruction card.
WSW: "This book investigates the abuse of women's feet and footwear through the ages-from the ancient Chinese foot binding to high heeled shoes of the present. Personal and historical narratives illustrate the results of cultures' enduring foot fetish. After reading this one, you'll never be tempted to squeeze into 'just a half size smaller' again. Nested within is a pop-up which presents the reader with a packet of 'seeds' for change."