Frances Wilson

Licence For Roving Hands

Woman as Design: Before Behind Between Above Below

By

Conran Octopus 336pp £50 order from our bookshop

This is a coffee-table book for one of those coffee tables designed by the Sixties pop artist Allen Jones, in which a full-size prosthetic female on all fours, kitted out in a leather fetish kit consisting of a black corset, yellow hot pants, black lace-up boots and long black gloves, her pendulous breasts exposed and dangling, sports a sheet of glass along her back. A double-page spread of the image can be found on pages 30–31 of Woman as Design, Stephen Bayley’s excursion into the wonders of tits and arse from Aphrodite to Pamela Anderson.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter