Missile Envy
by Dr. Helen A. Caldicott. William Morrow & Co., 1984
Bound by Minsky 1988
9" x 6 3/8"
Calf spine, gold stamped. Oil and gold leaf over gessoed boards.
"Minsky 1988" inside back cover.

This is the 1988 installation at the Zabriskie Gallery in New York, with live rockets. The author wrote to Minsky that the binding accurately conveyed the meaning of her text. Subtitled "The Arms Race and Nuclear War," it exposes the male sexual rivalry underlaying military strategy, including a technical vocabulary with phrases like "deep penetration."

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