Harriet Bart, Philip Gallo

Garment Register

Harriet Bart, Philip Gallo

Garment Register

Date

2000

Edition Size

25

Media

Letterpress, Photo

$ 10,000.00

Out of Print


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Boston Athenaeum

Dartmouth College, Rauner Library

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

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National Gallery of Art Library

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Garment Register recalls the toils, sacrifices, and experiences of countless anonymous women who contributed to the development of modern America. Designed by Harriet Bart and Philip Gallo, the artist’s book juxtaposes prose by well-known women writers— such as Martha Graham, Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing, Willa Cather, and Collette— with historic photographs, fabric samples, and facsimiles of pages from an unidentified ledger listing the names of anonymous women and the amount of dues each paid. The effect is a subtle, yet poignant commemoration of the important and often underappreciated role that women have played in American history.