Pin-up and Erotic Art
25000 Years of Erotic Freedom
Hardcover ISBN: 081094846x
With each new technological advance, pornography has proliferated and degraded in quality. Today, porn is everywhere, but where is it art? 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom surveys the history of pornography and argues that the success and vibrancy of a society relates to its permissiveness in sexual matters. This history of erotic art brings together some of the most provocative illustrations ever published, showcasing the evolution of pornography over diverse cultures from prehistoric to modern times. Beginning with the Venus of Willendorf, created between 24,000-22,000 bce, and book-ended by contemporary photography, it also contains a timeline covering major erotic works in several cultures. 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom ably captures the ancient and insuppressible creative drive of the sexual spirit, making this book a treatise on erotic art.
The 4 Dreams of Miss X
Hardcover ISBN: 1862057664
Discusses the collaboration between Agent Provocateur and Kate Moss, and about Moss' first acting role, resulting in four unique online films: "Shadows", "Scale", "Exhibitionist and Narcissus" - "The Four Dreams of Miss X". Shot in night vision, these films are intensely intimate: a beautiful woman's private dream experiences.
50 Photo Icons
The Story Behind the Pictures
Hardcover ISBN: 383652693x
The most important landmarks in the history of photography under the microscope Photographs have a strange and powerful way of shaping the way we see the world and influencing our perceptions of reality. To demonstrate the unique and profound influence on culture and society that photographs have, Photo Icons puts the most important landmarks in the history of photography under the microscope. Each chapter of this special edition focuses on a single image which is described and analyzed in detail, in aesthetic, historical, and artistic contexts. The book begins with the very first permanent images (Nicéphore Niépce's 1827 eight-hour-exposure rooftop picture and Louis Daguerre's famous 1839 street scene) and takes the reader up through the present day, via the avant-garde photography of the 1920s and works such as Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother (1936), Robert Doisneau's Kiss in Front of City Hall (1950), and Martin Parr's 'New European photography.'
After the Camera
Digital Transformations for Conceptual Nude & Portrait Photography
Paperback ISBN: 1682030040
Thom Rouse seems to have an unbridled artistic sensibility. In this book, he offers up for review sixty of his favorite fine-art images. Rouse takes photographers behind the scenes of his creative process, showing the starting pointalways a portrait, captured by himand then details the Photoshop tools and techniques he used and, sometimes, some accessory
American Photography of the Male Nude 1940-1970
Paperback ISBN: 0958431485
This volume is part of the American Photography of the Male Nude 1940–1970 series, which focuses on some of the pioneers of male nude photography, featuring their groundbreaking contributions to the medium of homoerotic art. From Lon of New York's stylized, classically posed portraits to Dave Martin's wholesome, athletic young men and Bruce of Los Angeles' cavorting models, these books rescue an era of American visual arts that has virtually been forgotten. Additional volumes are devoted to the formal, carefully posed portraits of Al Urban and the projected backgrounds and lavish props of Bob Mizer.
Alvarado's Classic Modern Pin-Ups
Hardcover ISBN: 0764338927