Please Touch


an image of a green goatskin leather book and white gloves

Covered in green goatskin leather, Please Touch by Zora E. Martin contains six pockets lined with rabbit fur, gold leaf, sandpaper, birch bark, pebbles, and silk. It explores a culture which invites people to fantasize about physical touch, but, in most cases, does not allow it. The subject of the book is the constant interplay between language, apparel, and desire in a creation of the irresistible while simultaneously denying exactly what is tantalizing. The edition size is twelve copies. 5 by 8 inches.


  • Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Miami
  • private collections

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