1983. Item #A5638
Berman, Hariette Estel. The Family of Appliances You Can Believe In. Santa Clara, CA: Triton Museum of Art 1983. p, many b&w ills. Text by Jo Farb Hernandez. Very good paperbound with diecut cover (slight edge wear). ** Exhibition catalogue of 14 household items constructed in mixed media (chiefly copper, brass, silver, other metals, and plastic). Each one--toaster, vacuum cleaner, refrigerator, iron, etc.--is adapted with features that will add convenience and beauty to every housewife's day. The crockpot, for instance, opens to reveal ads for interior decorating schemes. A commentary on "women's work" and consumer goods, very much of its feminist day. Scarce. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.