The Corset Work

The Vital System, “Good Sense,”

“Little Beauty”  © 2000

Front Cover, Antique Doll Corset: 4” (H) x 4 (W)”

Inside Front Cover: Front title page and each

individual folded page: 3 1/4”(H) x 3” (W)

Inside Front/Back pages: 4” (H) x 27” (W) total length

Click here: VitalSys Descpt&Text.pdf
to download the complete text and specs

Front side

Back side

Back side detail

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This book plays on the conventions of how we learn things as children. I am a fan of child cloth books with their wonderful illustrations that teach us lessons of how to tie a shoe lace, zip a zipper etc. I wanted to make something that would be small and intimate that you could hold in your hand. By using a doll size corset, I could use those conventions of how we learn things children and contrast them with the how we learn things as adults - through advertising and/or text written by "experts" in the field that are told to us through the media.


The images in this book show all the organs that become deformed while wearing a corset, while the text,

as well as the name of the book,"Good Sense" "Little Beauty,” comes from corset advertising, all which extols the health benefits of corset wearing.

Images Copyright © 2006 by Tamar Stone.  All Rights Reserved.
No images may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the artist.

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