This publication juxtaposes a selection of early photographic postcards depicting women engaged in the act of reading—collected by Louis since 2019—with the contents of a fictional library devised in 1712 by Anne Baker. Both the images and text attest to the complex relationship between the book and social identity. As the academic Melanie Bigold states in her essay for the publication, "the formation of a library is a creative and cultural act, and collections of books—whether read or not—are conduits for self-definition."
|Original Price||18.00 AFN|
|Topics||Books, Feminism, Libraries, Postcards, Womens' Book Collecting|
|Work Creation Date||2023|
|Binding||Section Sewn Swiss Binding|
|Dimensions||11.0 × 18.0 × 0.8 cm|
|Content||31 photographs with text|
|Material||Munken Print 15|