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1920s and so on I would have happily read about ach artist and their position within and so on I would have happily read about ach artist and their position within artistic society of the day as i cherish society of the day as I cherish context the information gave me for the photographsI already knew I loved George Platt Lynes and Robert Mapplethorpe from my limited previous xposure to this kind of photography but I found some absolute new favourites Like verything James Bidgood did on Pink Narcissus which I assume must be the inspiration for ContraPoints s dreamy aesthetic presentation Or Jeff Palmer s The Grey Couple and it s innocent variation on page 335 Or Thomas Eakins s original study photograph for his painting Wrestlers which is superior to the finished product in very way Or the big golden age Hollywood nergy given off in Raymond Voinuel s portraits So many things I d like framedThe only downside is that my dition comes with this campy cover which I despise because it is not at all representative of the mostly legant content found within A decent overview of photographed male nudes from the middle to almost the nd of the 20th Century By today s standards a little underwhelming only a minority of the nudes are frontal and no men are shown in a state of arousal Yet the varying tastes and talents of the various photographers do not make this a signal work of art A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, either Worth having at the new reduced price Hardbound Eugene Sandow one of the older models in this book. Celebrating theclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable democratic priceSince we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980 the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible open minded publishingBibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art anthropology and aphrodisiaBookworm s delight never bore always xcite Text in English French and Germa.
Read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, Book or Kindle PUB free Ú David LeddickI gave this book 5 stars for obvious reasons I was pleasantly surprised by this book I didn t xpect to learn very much when I opened it yet I learned uite a lot I found the history fascinating I have to remark on a certain aspect of this publication I had the opportunity to see have to remark on a certain aspect of this publication I had the opportunity to see a 1998 dition and the newest 2015 one which is the one I own The 2015 dition has a lot of photos removed I don t know if it was done to #save on ink or why but I m talking of hundreds #on ink or why but I m talking of hundreds images just cut out of the book Some I won t miss and a few cuts I can completely understand But
There Were A Lot Of Beautiful Ualitywere a lot of beautiful uality in the original The Power Of A Choice edition that you can no longer find in the 2015 book What s better in the 2015dition is that it s a hardcover with a decent spine that does not break apart but many of these sacrifices are unforgivable Herbert List George Platt Lynes a couple of gorgeous images by Greg Gorman just to name a few xamples It is a decent introductory book into the male nude and specially worth for the historical pictures it includes But the format is undeserving for the subject matter This book deserves to be printed in a larger size and have all of the pictures in the original dition reproduced A heavy stockpile of photographic male nudity chronologically arranged in the attempt to trace the progression of naked men on camera across the ages from capturing them under false pretexts of modest Edwardian delicacies to appease the prudish the homophobe and the closeted and into today s brazen xplicitness PS The volume is inclusive of many photographers fr. The boys are back in town A short history of male nude photography While the female nude has long played a conspicuous role in western iconography the male nude has not always The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right enjoyed such attention or acceptance Thisode to the male physiuecelebrates thevolving at one time illicit art form from anonymous 19th century rotica through to contemporary work fromDavid HockneyandDuane MichaelsThroughthe classic the playful and the provocative it xplores the compositions. Om Monsieur Pain every notablera but does not ncompass the ntirety of their work as I initially thought just their knockouts and what stands out and these are really good and worth a dilettante s attention Fascinating to see the chronological progression of the nude male image and its shifts in ideal beauty and body type Okay and naked men The tiny re issue is unsatisfactory impossible to peruse photos due to their small size and the thickness of its back ie narrow apperture when opening it Text in three languages English French German and absolutely beautiful photography from the 19th century onwards It is interesting to see the change in male nude photography over the yearsOne of the photos The Swimmer 1983
BY DIANORA NICCOLINI CAN ALSO BEDianora Niccolini can also be on the front cover of my dition It is an xcellent xample of some of the gorgeous and xuisite photos shown in this book A beautiful description of the nude male form in photographs from the 19th century to this day Artistic interesting sexy beautiful Different forms sizes types hues Wonderful Bought this last year in London s Gay s The Word secondhand section and boy what a find it is I think I might just start a Taschen collection bc they have the highest uality books about the most niche of subjects a book about sneakers a book of tattoos a book of American ads from the 40s and then the 50s and then sneakers a book of tattoos a book of American ads from the 40s and then the 50s and then 60s all printed on the highest uality paper I want them allI ve always preferred art that bends towards the perverted side and there is some of that here but mostly it s just a collection of photographs documenting Postures and role playing of this often under xplored genre Esteemed masters such asHerbert List George Platt LynesorRobert Mapplethorpe are all there alongsideBaron Wilhelm von Gloeden famed for his homoerotic images ofnude youths in classical postures in Sicily Further highlights include illustrations fromPhysiue Pictorial the leading organ of the mid 50s gay scene and a pioneer in gay publishing About the Series Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions.