Tom of Finland: His Life and Times (Stonewall Inn Editions Series)

Tom of Finland: His Life and Times (Stonewall Inn Editions Series)

by F. Valentine Hooven
     
 

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When the definitive history of hte emergence of gay culture in the second half of the twentieth century is written, one individual artist is almost certain to be acknowledged for having singlehandedly shaped the erotic imaginations of generations of gay men: hte Scandinavian illustrator Tom of Finland.

Working alone and in secret in a far-off land, the

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Overview

When the definitive history of hte emergence of gay culture in the second half of the twentieth century is written, one individual artist is almost certain to be acknowledged for having singlehandedly shaped the erotic imaginations of generations of gay men: hte Scandinavian illustrator Tom of Finland.

Working alone and in secret in a far-off land, the remarkable drawings that sprang from this artist's hands-leatherman-bikers, cowboys, cops, lumberjacks, hardhats, soldiers, and sailors — become archetypal images that delineated the shape of homoerotic desire.

With Tom's full cooperation in the years before his death, F. Valentine Hooven III hs written a full biography of the man, while tracing the evolution and impact of his art on the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312113650
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Stonewall Inn Editions Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

F. Valentine Hooven, III was born in Philadelphia and has spent much of his adult life in the theater, writing, designing, and acting regionally and in New York. Since leaving the theater in the mid-eighties, he has been a full-time freelance writer and illustrator. He lives in West Hollywood.

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