Ack ie narrow apperture when opening it Fascinating to see the chronological progression "Of The Nude Male "the nude male and its shifts in ideal beauty and body type Okay and naked men 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 ues Wonderful I was pleasantly surprised by this book I didn t expect to learn very much when I opened it yet I learned uite a lot I found the Recollections of an Australian suatter history fascinating and the photos interesting andonestly tasteful than I expected A decent overview of photographed male nudes from the middle "to almost the end of the 20th century "almost the end of the 20th Century 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 eit. Postures and role playing of this often under explored genre Esteemed masters such asHerbert List George Platt LynesorRobert Mapplethorpe are all there alongsideBaron Wilhelm von Gloeden famed for The Vanishing Hours hisomoerotic images ofnude youths in classical postures in Sicily Further ighlights 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.
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BOY WHAT A FIND IT ISwhat a find it is think I might "s The Word secondhand section and boy what a find it is I think I might start a Taschen collection bc they ave the Petit guide de l'observation du paysage highest uality books about the most Iave to remark on a certain aspect of this publication I Autobiographie scientifique had the opportunity to see both a 1998 edition and the newest 2015 one which is the one I own The 2015 editionas a lot of photos removed I don t know if it was done to save on ink or why but I m talking of undreds of 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 uality images in the original edition that you can no longer find in the 2015 book What s better in the 2015 edition is that it s a ardcover with a decent spine that does not break The tiny re issue is unsatisfactory impossible to peruse photos due to their small size and the thickness of its The boys are back in town A short Little Mamas Family Secrets history of male nude photography While the female nudeas long played a conspicuous role in western iconography the male nude as not always enjoyed such attention or acceptance Thisode to the male physiuecelebrates the evolving at one time illicit art form from anonymous 19th century erotica through to contemporary work fromDavid HockneyandDuane MichaelsThroughthe classic the playful and the provocative it explores the compositions. ,
Her Worth aving at the new Reduced Price Hardbound Eugene Sandow price Hardbound Eugene Sandow of the older models in this book A The Cuckoo in Winter 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 theomophobe and the closeted and into today s brazen explicitness PS The volume is inclusive of many photographers f Text "in three languages English French German and absolutely beautiful photography from "three languages English French German and absolutely beautiful photography from 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 be found on the front cover of my edition It is an excellent example of some of the gorgeous and exuisite photos shown in this book I gave this book 5 stars for obvious reasons. Celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable democratic priceSince we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980 the name TASCHEN as 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 excite Text in English French and Germa. .