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|The Liberation of the Male Nude Image in the 20th Century||6|
|Die Befreiung des Manneraktes im 20. Jahrhundert||14|
|La Liberation du nu masculin au XXe siecle||21|
|The Nineteenth Century||30|
|1980 to the Present||134|
Posted June 29, 2002
A massive volume of well-documented (though sometimes inaccurately) and beautifully printed images by nearly every great photographer of male nudes since the camera was invented. If you know only a few studios or a single era of male nudes, this is a great way to place your favorites within their historical context. Divided by decades, their is a brief history at the beginning of each chapter. Fans of some photographers, like Jim French (a.k.a. Rip Colt of Colt Studio), will wag a finger at Leddick for listing easily-identifiable images as 'Anonymous'. If you simply want to indulge an erotic whim, a magazine from the local adult bookstore might be less overwhelming. This book is meant to inform and challenge our appreciation of the male nude through a myriad of lenses.
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Posted April 19, 2013
Posted January 9, 2003
I was looking for Male Nudes and I found very good photographers,author .Good quality and sofisticated mind to put all together.Great workWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 15, 2002
Overall this is a good collection of nude photos of men. I thought there were a few too many though from the late 1800's and early 1900's. Another qualm I had was there weren't enough men of color, and some of the photos were very poor in quality & a little too much on the trashy side. A good book though if you want a quick fix of naked men, as there are tons of photos. Some of the photos had tremendous artistic value as the photographers made good use of light & shading. Just so you know, there's a lot of full frontal nudity & some homoeroticism. Keep this book out of the reach of children, art haters & prudes!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 12, 2009
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