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 physiquecelebrates the evolving, at one time illicit, art form from anonymous 19th century erotica through to contemporary work fromDavidThe 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 physiquecelebrates the evolving, at one time illicit, art form from anonymous 19th century erotica through to contemporary work fromDavid HockneyandDuane Michaels.Throughthe classic, the playful, and the provocative, it explores the compositions, 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 fromPhysique Pictorial, the leading organ of the mid-50s gay scene and a pioneer in gay publishing. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca 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 aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German "...
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The Male Nude Reviews
Fascinating to see the chronological progression of the nude male image and its shifts in ideal beauty and body type. Okay, and naked men!
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 don't know if it was done 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 quality 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 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 examples). It is a decent 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 deserves to be printed in a larger size and have all of the pictures in the original edition reproduced.
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 years.One of the photos (The Swimmer, 1983, by Dianora Niccolini) can also be found on the front coverof my edition. It is an excellent example of some of the gorgeous, and exquisite, photos shown in this book.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I didn't expect to learn very much when I opened it, yet I learned quite a lot. I found the history fascinating and the photos interesting and honestly more tasteful than I expected.
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.
I gave this book 5 stars for obvious reasons...