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sarah reviewed Natural Enemies Of Books

fascinating for a narrow audience but the reprints are the best part

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So if you're interested in the 1937 volume Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, this is a fascinating response to it, with reprints from it and two essays about about that book came to be. Bookmaking on the Distaff Side was a "potluck book" (as one of the essayists describes it) that a group of women bookmakers jointly created by …

Natural Enemies Of Books (paperback, 2019, Occasional Papers)

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Natural Enemies Of Books by M. Fanni, M. Flodmark, S. Kaaman

The Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print industry’s inequalities and proposes a takeover of the history of the book.

Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman), …