Adonis: Masterpieces of Erotic Male Photography

Adonis: Masterpieces of Erotic Male Photography

by Michelle Olley
     
 

From the art of the ancient Greeks to today's high-fashion photography, the male body has always been the object of fascination. Adonis brings together a selection of the most exciting and significant male erotic photography taken by some of the century's greatest photographers, from Cecil Beaton to Herb Ritts. It is a unique example of how this kind of photography

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Overview

From the art of the ancient Greeks to today's high-fashion photography, the male body has always been the object of fascination. Adonis brings together a selection of the most exciting and significant male erotic photography taken by some of the century's greatest photographers, from Cecil Beaton to Herb Ritts. It is a unique example of how this kind of photography has evolved, illustrating how techniques, styles, and fashions have changed over the decades. Featured are Guglielmo Pluschow's circa 1900 work, Andy Warhol's stark Torso from 1977, Robert Mapplethorpe's superb black-and-white Thomas from 1986, and Herb Ritts's 1990 Duo IV, where two male bodies take on the appearance of a landscape.

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Booknews
According to the overview by Olley (an editor for a leading UK gay magazine), the 1980s ushered in the era of realizing the full potential of the male nude in photography. This volume features some 200 color and b&w photos of diverse body types and moods by 49 seminal photographers including Baron von Gloeden (d.1931), Andy Warhol (d. 1987), and Dianora Niccolini, one of the first women to enter this field, but not Mapplethorpe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560252207
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.07(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Olley is features editor for Attitude, the leading gay men's lifestyle magazine in the U.K. She's also responsible for starting the Skin Two Rubber Ball, the largest fetish party in the world. She lives in London.

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