Pumps and Pearls
With a poem by Nancy Scott Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Maryann Riker, 2010. Edition of 15.
4.5 x 4 x .25"; 6 pages. Double-sided accordion structure. Collage elements. Bound in color copy of vintage images with small pearls added. White ribbon tie closure. White satin ruffles frame the back board.
Maryann Riker: "Pumps and Pearls is another visual ode to women of the 1950's who established an ideal through the media for all American women to follow. With a poem written by Nancy Scott entitled "Power to Burn" it speaks to women of a generation who balanced their sanity on stilettos and choked their ambitions with pearls. Vintage fashion photography depicts women of the time who perfectly coiffed and corseted themselves and made it look effortless. The dream and the reality were difficult to achieve and it was not until the 1960's when women broke these ideals that bound them. Finished with a satin ruffle and adorned with pearls, this accordion-style book is a small pictorial history of that era and its images."
$35 (Last two copies)