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REPAIR MANUALS FOR A FEMME FATALE [2012]

This set of manuals has been created for you, the reader, and for Phyllis, Ellen and Cora. It is a place where 1970's repair manuals meet 1940's femme fatales. A compilation of information that may help you (and them) to avoid a cinematic fate in the hands of a film noir.

From how to give the kiss of life, to maintaining Venetian blinds, the repairs enclosed are film-specific, inspired by events that occur or objects that may appear within each film. Repair Manuals for a Femme Fatale features a prologue and three film noirs - Double Indemnity, Leave Her to Heaven and The Postman Always Rings Twice, housed in a boxed set. 

Card dividers printed on a Chandller and Price letterpress in 12pt Typewriter. Pamphlet text typed on a Royal Custom IV typewriter and digitally printed. Images screenprinted onto French Paper (made in America) and the box insert covered in Texlifil bookcloth (made in France).

Screenprint, letterpress and digital print.
Edition of 50.
ISBN 1-893125-85-8

This book was published by the Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York, created whilst Book Artist in Residence there in 2012. WSW is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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