Pin-up and Erotic Art
Paperback ISBN: 1551526921
Julie Maroh’s first book, Blue Is the Warmest Color, was a graphic novel phenomenon; it was a New York Times bestseller and the controversial film adaptation by French director Abdellatif Kechiche won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Maroh’s latest book, Body Music, marks her return to the kind of soft, warm palette and impressionistic sensibility that made her debut book so sensational. Set in the languid, European-like neighborhoods of Montreal, Body Music is a beautiful and moving meditation on love and desire as expressed in their many different forms—between women, men, and gender non-conformists alike, all varying in age and race. In twenty separate vignettes, Maroh explores the drama inherent in relationships at different stages: the electricity of initial attraction, the elation of falling in love, the trauma of breaking up, the sweet comfort of a long-standing romance. Anyone who’s ever been in a relationship will see themselves in these intimate stories tinged with raw emotion. Body Music is an exhilarating and passionate graphic novel about what it means to fall in love, and what it means to be alive. Julie Maroh studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels. She started writing her bestselling book Blue Is the Warmest Color at the age of nineteen.
Hardcover ISBN: 0646451634
Hardcover ISBN: 0646462105
Boys of St. Petersburg
Hardcover ISBN: 3867877645
St. Petersburg is a city of inexpressible beauty. In Boys of St. Petersburg, photographer Michael Andrews shares this with us. His photography is of soulful precision and breathtaking virtuosity. During his several months' long winter travels to St. Petersburg, Michael Andrew succeeded in capturing the innocent beauty and grace of the models. The result is a photographical masterpiece, a tribute to the Boys of St. Petersburg.
Hardcover ISBN: 3867876320
The photographs of Danny Fitzgerald are an undiscovered treasure, making him one of the great photographers of the 20th century. 'Brooklyn Boys' presents some of his work for the very first time since its creation in the '50s and '60s, showcasing the unbelievable intensity of his photography.
Bros & Brosephines
Hardcover ISBN: 1576878244
Over the past two decades, the exiled Russian artist Slava Mogutin has gained international acclaim for his gritty, candid portrayal of disaffected youth and documentation of alternative urban subcultures, as well as his writings, multimedia work, and political activism. Bros & Brosephines is a survey of Mogutin’s studio and fashion photography, commissioned portraits, and previously unpublished images. From his early raw analog snapshots to elaborate compositions, sets, and post-production, the book offers Mogutin’s signature explosive blend of art, fashion, and fetish, transcending and dissecting the conventional notions of beauty and masculinity. The monograph also features Mogutin’s collaborations with fellow artists, including Brian Kenny, Gio Black Peter, Andrey Bartenev, Asher Levine, Martin Elmasflaco, Sebastien Meunier, François Sagat, Jan Wandrag, and many more.
Bunny Yeager's Darkroom
Pin-up Photography's Golden Era
Hardcover ISBN: 0847838552
A treasure trove of pin-up girl images from photographer Bunny Yeager, celebrated for her playfully erotic photos of Bettie Page that continue to influence photography and fashion today. The only woman pin-up photographer of her day, Bunny Yeager was also a model in her own right. After winning several beauty pageants in Miami, Yeager went to photography school, and in 1955, she hit the jackpot with her shot of Bettie Page scantily clad in a Santa hat, which sold instantly to the fledgling Playboy magazine. The beginning of a long collaboration, her photographs of Bettie have now been featured on more magazine covers than those of Marilyn Monroe. This glamorous volume gathers more than a hundred lens-fogging photographs embodying the naughty girl-next-door eroticism of pin-up culture. Culled from Yeager's extensive archive, the collection includes her most iconic shots of the legendary Bettie as well as many previously unpublished images. Yeager's pioneering self-portraits and excerpts from her charming 1960s how-to manuals are featured alongside dozens of wholesome beauties shot in the studio and on location. A fun and sexy book, it is sure to tap into the current burlesque trend and the popularity of glamour photography and vintage American culture.
Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/ Fetish And The Art Of The Teese
Hardcover ISBN: 0060591676
A two-sided photographic tour of the world of modern American burlesque and fetish includes in the first part a cultural history of burlesque complemented by the author's provocative tips on erotic fashion and sensuality, and in the second part a photographic celebration of fetish style.