Guide to the Tamar R. Stone papers, 1998-2019
Tamar Stone is a book artist whose one-of-a-kind works are made from fabric with embroidered text. This collection contains her book drafts, research materials, fabric and embroidery samples, book mock-ups, exhibition catalogs, press clippings, and correspondence with book dealers and collectors. The majority of the collection consists of documentation of the production of her Corset Books and her Bed Books.
- Collection Number
- Tamar R. Stone papers
- Stone, Tamar R.
- 10 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
The collection consists of materials related to Tamar Stone's work as a book artist including fabric samples, embroidery samples, book mock-ups, color photographs of works in progress, book drafts, research materials, exhibition catalogs, press clippings, and correspondence with book dealers and collectors. The majority of the collection documents the production of Stone's Corset Books and Bed Books.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Tamar R. Stone papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Many of the files on individual works contain color slides and photographs, fabric and embroidery samples, research and correspondence.
Box 1: Pink Corset Book documentation Box 7: Pink Corset Book dummy
All working files for this piece are at the Beineke Library along with the piece itself.
Includes research, correspondence, print and embroidery samples, and color photos.
Tamar Stone is a New York-based book artist who has been active since the 1990s. Her work explores issues of women's appearance, self-esteem, restrictions, and assimilations. Each of her unique works are in the form of either a corset or a bed with the text of stories stitched into the fabric.
Stone holds a BFA in photography from Pratt Institute, and an MFA in film production from NYU. Her works are held by many academic libraries, as well as The New York Public Library, The Museum of Modern Art and The Victoria and Albert Museum.
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The Tamar R. Stone papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift from 2014-2019.
Processed by Kelly Wooten 2014, and Megan Lewis July, 2019.
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2014-0151, 2019-0100