Women and Cars

“Women and Cars”
by Susan E. King
Rosendale, N.Y.: Women’s Studio Workshop; Los Angeles: Paradise Press. 1983

“Women and Cars owes a profound debt to Rachel Youdelman’s “Water and Power,” an ironic tribute to powerful men and their relationships to water. I remember my first comment after reading it thirty years ago: ‘Rachel, your next book should be sex and cars, Sex and Cars!’ Over the following years, often motionless in the world’s longest parking lot known as the Los Angeles freeway system, I realized I should be the one to write that book. …
“Card pages gave me discrete areas for essays about my mother and aunts’ cars. A photo my father took, showing my mother in front of his first car, seemed the perfect image for the book—until I enlarged it to discover that he had focused on the car, leaving my mother’s face a blur.”
Susan E. King, in “The Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts” by Krystyna Wasserman. New York, National Museum of Women in the Arts; Published by Princeton Architectural Press, c2007. p. [74]

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