Ave happily read about each artist and their position within "The Artistic Society Of The Day As I Cherish The "artistic society of the ay as I cherish the the their position within the artistic society of the The Writing Workshop day as I cherish the context the gave me for the photographsI already knew I loved George Platt Lynes and Robert Mapplethorpe from my limited previous exposure to this kind of photography but I found some absolute new favourites Like everything James Bidgoodid on Pink Narcissus which I assume must be the inspiration for ContraPoints s Agricultural Engineering 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 every way Or the big golden age Hollywood energy given off in Raymond Voinuel s portraits So many things I like framedThe only Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse downside is that my edition comes with this campy cover which Iespise because it is not at all representative of the mostly elegant content found within Fascinating to see the chronological progression of the nude male image and its shifts in ideal beauty and body type Okay and naked men A ecent overview of photographed male nudes from the middle to almost the end 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 o not men are shown in a state of arousal Yet the varying tastes and talents of the various photographers An Alien Heat do not this a signal work of art either Worth having at the new reduced price Hardbound Eugene Sandow one of the older models in this book. Celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatableemocratic 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 elight never bore always excite Text in English French and Germa. I gave this book 5 stars for Obvious Reasons The Tiny Re Issue Is reasons The tiny re issue is impossible to peruse photos ue to their small size and the thickness of its back ie narrow apperture when opening it I was pleasantly surprised by this book I idn t expect to learn very much when I opened it yet I learned uite a lot I found the history fascinating and the photos interesting and honestly tasteful than I expected Text in three languages English French German and absolutely beautiful photography from the 19th century onwards It
interesting to 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 have to remark on a certain aspect of this publication I had the opportunity to see both a 1998 edition and the newest 2015 one which is the one I own The 2015 edition has a lot of photos removed I on t know if it was one to save on ink or why but I m talking of hundreds 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 hardcover with a ecent spine that oes not break apart but many of these sacrifices are unforgivable Herbert List George Platt Lynes a couple of gorgeous images by Greg Gorma. 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 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. ,is interesting to
N just to name a few examples It is a ecent introductory book into the male nude and especially worth for the historical pictures it includes But the format is undeserving for the subject matter This book Gramatica de baza a limbii romane deserves to be printed in a larger size and have all of the pictures in the original edition reproduced A beautifulescription The Nude Male Form the nude male form photographs from the 19th century to this Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature day Artistic interesting beautiful Different forms sizes types hues Wonderful 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 Edwardianelicacies to appease the prudish the homophobe and the closeted and into tod 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 the 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 that bends towards the perverted side and there is some of that here but mostly it s just collection of photographs ocumenting the slow path to rediscovering the beauty of the male nude body I greatly appreciated the short historical introductions to each period covered within the book the 19th century the 1920s and so on I would 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 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.